Indian security forces using excessive force: UN report

Indian security forces using excessive force: UN report

ISLAMABAD: International human rights’ groups have accused Indian security forces of using excessive force (against Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir) and failing to adhere to applicable national and international standards on the use of force, a recent United Nation (UN) report said.

In responding to demonstration that started in July 2016, Indian security forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings and a very high number of injuries, UN Human Rights report said while quoting Amnesty International, “Global Standards on Police Use of Force Violated in Kashmir.”

Civil society groups estimate that between 90 and 105 people were killed during the unrest between July and December 2016. According to Srinagar-based Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), 105 people were killed in the period following protests that spread across the Kashmir valley after 8 July 2016.