US state department report exposes Indian military brutalities in occupied Kashmir

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US state department report exposes Indian military brutalities in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR- In Washington, the US State Department in its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017 has said that civilians in Occupied Kashmir were reportedly killed in a staged encounter and later accused of being foreign militants.

The report pointed out that police in Jammu and Kashmir allegedly routinely employed arbitrary detention and denied detainees' access to lawyers and medical attention.

In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over fresh spree of crackdowns and night raids by Indian troops against innocent Kashmiri youth.

In a statement in Srinagar, he deplored that the troops have unleashed a reign of terror against the civilian youth, who are being arrested and subjected to extreme physical torture.

The APHC chairman reiterated that all such brutal Indian tactics can never dissuade Kashmiris from pursuing their inalienable right to self determination.

Meanwhile, three people were injured when Indian troops opened fire on protesters in Kareemabad area of Pulwama district. These people were protesting against a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the area.

The authorities shifted Dukhtaran-e-Milat Chief Aasiya Andrabi along with four other party activists to Srinagar central jail on eight days judicial remand. They were arrested during a raid in Anchidoora area of Islamabad district, last night.