A Brief Catalogue of Indian Atrocities in Kashmir



This is a documentary testimony of horror in Indian Occupied Kashmir; of atrocities perpetrated on a people wanting to end foreign military occupation of their homeland. Since the beginning of the recent uprising in January 1990, the Kashmiris have been demanding and end to 48 years of Indian forced rule. What is depicted here is only part of the reality of Indian atrocities since no journalists, human rights and humanitarian organisations, or tourists were allowed to enter Occupied Kashmir until very recently. The real story will be told only when Indian occupation forces have left Kashmir.

The extent of torture, killings and rapes perpetrated on Kashmiri people by Indian forces are already creating a new record of atrocities. Gouging of eyes, cutting off of men's genitals, use of ever new methods of torture and endless curfews would shame Hitler's SS death squads. The Indian occupation army's deviltry such as gang-rapes, burning of entire villages and crops, destruction of economic life of whole communities and genocide of the Kashmiri people in defiance of international human rights laws, are everyday affairs.
This database represents only a minute proportion of the Indian atrocities in Kashmir as the majority go undocumented.

(Introduction by Dr Ayyub Thakur, President-World Kashmir Freedom Movement).

Data: Kashmir Forum for Human Rights. Photographs: World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WARNING: Please note that this section contains horrifying pictures; you may want to turn off the 'in-line graphics' option if you think that you will be disturbed.

Since 1989, an estimated 50,000 Kashmiris have been killed by the Indian forces stationed in Kashmir. The Indian Forces have been given a free hand to kill any person they choose.
Torture & Custodial Deaths
Victims in custody are treated as bodies of flesh and bones. The punishment starts at the time of arrest; abusive language is used and rifle-butts are struck on their legs. In the interrogation centres they are tortured by some methods only unique to the Indian army.
Rape and Molestation of Women
An estimated one million women have either been bereaved, tortured or humiliated and beaten up or killed; many hundreds have been subjected to barbaric sexual assaults. Sexual harassment is used as a weapon to subvert people into submission.

This site is maintained by Gharib Hanif (hanif@gharib.demon.co.uk). Comments and suggestions always welcome.