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Jun - Dec 1991

1. One Mohd Ayub Bhat S/O Assad-ullah Bhat R/o Batwara, Sgr., was arrested by the forces near Badamibagh contonement area,Sgr and his whereabouts could not be ascertained till 22.6.1991. His relatives later on came to know that one person has been burried at Karpora and on reaching there they came to know that he had been killed by Paramilitary forces during interrogation.

2. One Ab. Rashid Sheik was arrested by the forces during late hours on 22-6-91 and on the next day his dead body, full of bruises was thrown on the road side.

3. One Mohd Ashraf Ahanger R/O Umarhear, Bachpora, Sgr., was arrested along with his brother during crackdown operations on 14-7-91, by 10th Garwar Regiment reguler army. His dead body was received through local Police on 18-7-91, with knife injuries on the body and some injuries on the back and neck. It was impressed upon his relatives by the forces to bury the dead body immediately otherwise the dead body will not be handed over to them. This was taken in writing from his relatives and this all was done perhaps with the intention of avoiding post-martem. The whereabouts of his brother were not known for a long time. When his relatives enquired about their other son, the Army refused about his taking into custody. In this connection an F.I.R has been registered in P/S Soura, Sgr.

4. One Gh. Mohd Gani alias Gulla R/O Handwara, Distt. Kupwara was arrested by the forces on 9-7-91 and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed. His dead body with marks of torture was thrown out and later collected by his relatives near village Pheru, Langate on 17-7-91.

5. Shabeer Ahmad Sheik R/O Pattan Baramulla aged about 12 years was arrested along with Ab. Ahad Sheik during crack-down operations on 18-7-91 and his dead body with bruises was found along with Ahad Sheik in the nearby village on 19-7-91.

6. One Ab. Ahad Sheik R/O Pattan, Baramulla was arrested on 18-7-91 along with Shabeer Ahmad Sheik during crackdown operations and his dead body full of bruises was found in the nearby village along with the dead body of Shabeer Ahmad Sheik.

7. One Gh. Mohd Chopan aged 25 years, an emloyee in the Agriculture Department R/O Agartalab, Badgham Distt., was arrested during crackdown operations few days earlier and taken to some unknown interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed; his dead body was seen on 32-7-91 with injuries.

8. One Gh. Hassan Tantry aged 27 years R/O Wagura was arrested by the forces and taken to a nearby interrogation center commonly known to the locals as Akahhra and tortured during interrogation by the forces. His dead body was later found with bruises on 4-8-91 in the nearby village.

9. One Gh. Hassan Malik S/O Ab. Rahim R/O Buran, Pattan was arrested by the forces near Keeri, Pattan when he was travelling in a bus along with one more person on 2-8-91 and taken to some interrogation center, tortured; his dead body with marks of violence and burns was later received through concerned local Police on 3-8-91. One more person namely Mohd. Akber Bhat R/O Palapora, Palhalan, Baramulla District also arrested with Gh. Hassan Malik and his whereabouts were not known till 4-8-91.

10. One person namely Gh. Mohi-ud-Din Gani S/O Gh. Mohd Gani R/O Rawatpora, Kupwara was arrested by the forces on 8-8-91 and his dead body with marks of violence was found the next day in the nearby area.

11. One Farooq Ahmad Patloo R/O Kadikadal, Sgr., was arrested on 18-8-91 by the forces and taken to some interrogation center where he was tortured and killed and his dead body with visible marks of violence was later handed over to his relatives through local Police on 25-8-91.

12. One Gh. Mohd. S/O Gh. Ahmad R/O Bomi, Sopore was taken into custody along with Khizer Mohd aged more than 50 years during crackdown operations by the forces on 23-8-91. He was beaten in presence of the locals. The next day his dead body full of bruises was found in the nearby village.

13. One Khazir Mohd S/O Mohd Ismail R/O Bomi, Sopore was arrested by the forces during the crackdown operations on 23-8-91 and killed due to beating during custody. Next day his dead body was found with marks of violence in the nearby area.

14. One Javeed Ahmad S/O Gh. Nabi Baba R/O Druggan, Sgr., was arrested on 21-8-91 by the forces at Natipora, Badgham when he had gone to see some person and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body, full of bruises was handed over to his relatives on 24-8-91 through local Police.

15. One Ab. Ahad Wani S/O Assad-Ullah Wani R/O Suibugh, Badgham was arrested along with 7 other persons of his locality by the forces during search operations on 16-9-91 and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed; his dead body with marks of violence was later handed over to his relatives on 19-9-91.

16.One Showket Ahmad Mir R/O Kunees, Bandipora was arrested along with some more persons of the locality on 12-9-91 during the large scale crackdown operations which started on 12-9-91 and ended on 19-9-91. This boy was taken by the army to some interrogation center, tortured and later his dead body full of bruises was handed over to his relatives through local Police after three days. The people of the locality were not allowed to perform the last funeral rights of the Martyr.

17. One more person Shakeel Ahmad R/O Aloosa, Bandipora aged 21 years was arrested by the army during the crackdown operations and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body was later handed over to his relatives on 18-9-91.

18. One Ab. Latief Mir S/O Ab. Gaffar Mir R/O Palhalan a teacher was arrested by the forces some days earlier and taken to some interrogation center where sulphuric acid was poured into his anus, wire introduced into his penis and he was tortured physically due to which he died; his dead body was received by his relatives on 29-9-91. He was a teacher.

19. One Gh. Mohd. Bhat was arrested by the forces six months back He died in the custody of the forces and his dead body was later received by his relatives on 30-9-91.

20.One Mohd. Ibrahim R/O Chalkal, Anderkoot, Sonawari, Baramulla was taken into custody by the forces during search operations some days earlier and taken to some interrogation center. Injuries were inflicted on his body.He later died in the Hospital; he had been admitted to Hospital on 1-10-91.

21 Ab. Razaq Mir R/O Phadbal, Tral was arrested by the forces from a bus and taken to a place and beaten to death on 13-10-91.

22. Gh. Mohi_ud-Din Gani S/O Late Mohd Sultan R/O Sholipora, Badgham, aged 22 years was arrested by the forces on 13-10-91 and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body with marks of violence was received by his relatives on 14-10-91.

23. One Ab. Ahad Mir R/O Hajan, Baramulla Distt., was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body was received by his relatives with bruises on various parts of the body on 16-10-91.

24.One Riyaz Ahmad R/O Leathpora, Pampore was arrested by the forces at Rangpora, Pampore on 23-10-91 and taken to some interrogation center. His dead body was later handed over to his relatives on 24-10-91. The marks of violence on the body were visible.

25. One Nazir Ahmad Bhat R/O Chitlora Rafiabad, Sopore was arrested during crackdown operations by the forces along with other 20 more persons and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body full of bruises was handed over to his relatives through local Police on 25-10-91.

26. One Mohd. Yousf Dandru R/O Sopore, aged about 50 years during crackdown operations was arrested and next day his dead body was received by his relatives through local Police.

27. One Gh. Hassan Rather R/O Penrolpora, Bandipora was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations on 23-10-91 and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed. His dead was received by his relatives on 26-10-91. On the body of deceased there were visible marks of violence; there was one bullet injury on his skull.

28. One Mohd Yaseen Malla R/O Chungi post, Sopore was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations along with four other persons and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed. On the same date i.e. 27-10-91 after one hour his dead body was found near Badamibagh Chunghipost with visible marks of violence.

29. One Gh. Mohd Mir R/O Chanakhun, pul, Baramulla was arrested by the forces some days early and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed and his dead body was found near the locality on 28-10-91

30. One Riyaz Ahmad Kuchy R/O Lethpora, Pulwama was arrested by the forces some days early and taken to some interrogation center, tortured and killed. His dead body with marks of violence was received by his relatives on 29-10-91.

31. One Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din Gani S/O Gh. Mohd Gani R/O Metero, Tral a medical assistance Manigh, (Govt. employee), was waiting for the bus in order to attend his duties near Untipora. The forces took him into custody. He was taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and killed. His dead body was found with bullet injury. The employees of S.H.M.S Hospital observed dharna and Hartal for his killing and demanded investigation. His dead body was received by his relatives on 2-11-91.

32. One Ajaz Ahmad R/O Bandipora was arrested by the forces on 7-11-91 during night hours and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and brought in an unconscious condition near Kaloosa Village and shot.

33. One Showket Ahmad Dhobi R/O Chanapora, Badgham was taken into custody by the patrolling party of the forces on 9-11-91 at Lalchowk, Srinagar. All the passers-by in the busy area tried to take shelter in the nearby shops etc. The forces entered into a shop, dragged this minor boy out of the shop and firstly shot his leg, then his hand and finally on the suckle in the open in order to terrorise the people. Then the forces left and the dead body of the poor innocent person was removed from the spot by the Kashmir Armed Police.

34.One Muzaffer Ahmad Bhat R/O Srigham, Tral aged 20 years a school teacher was arrested by the forces during crack-down operation from his District on 4-10-91 and was taken to some interrogation center, where he was ruthlessly beaten and an iron rod was inserted through his rectum and taken upto his lungs due to which his lungs and intestine were cut. This poor fellow even showed his identity card to the forces but no heed was paid to his requests. He was admitted in S.M.H.S. hospital. One Dr. Ashq operated upon him and tried his best to save him but on 12-11-91 he scumbbed to these injuries and died. A team of Advocates visited the hospital and recorded his statement with the permission of concerned doctor. A number of Journalists within and outside the state examined him and even the "Eye witness" team of Indian media recorded his tearful story but unfortunately the said report was banned by the Government.

35. One Gh. Ahmad Wani R/O Batapora, Baramulla during crack-down operations on 15-11-91 was taken into custody by the forces. His dead body was found in the nearby area and was full of marks of violence.

36. One Ab. Rehman Gilkar R/O Batamaloo, Sgr., on 26-11-91, had gone for labour and when they reached near Khanayar, the forces asked the driver and other labourers to come down from the load Carrier (Tipper) and one Sardar in uniform took him into custody and dragged him up to the bunker and shot him. He died on the the spot.

37. On 13-12-91, one Gh. Qadir Najar S/O M. Sidiq Najar R/O Sathura, Tral was arrested by the forces on 8-12-91, during Crack-down operations and taken to some interrogation center, where he was tortured and after five days his dead body was handed over to his relatives through P/S Untipora. His dead body was full of marks of violence and there was a hole visible from both sides of his head. It is believed that some iron road may have been inserted through his head during interrogation.

38. On 18-12-91, some persons in uniform knocked the door of one Ab. Ahad Naik R/O Tangmarg, during night hours and after some time the locals heard some gun shots and next morning when curfew hours were over, the locals found the dead body of the innocent victim.

39. On 19-12-91, the forces cordoned of the Karphali Mohlla, Habakadal area of District Srinagar with the pretext of search operations and when some persons tried to run away due to the threat of the forces, the forces started indiscriminate firing due to which one person namely Farooq Ahmad R/O Dalhassan Yar, Habakadal, Sgr., received a bullet in his leg, the forces again shot at him and when he received one more bullet in other part of the body, the forces took him into custody and full magazine was pumped into his body. The forces instead of taking him to hospital for treatment killed him.

40. On 19-12-91, the forces cordonedof the Habakadal area as mentioned above, entered into the Sona-Masjid mosque with shoes, were the people were offering prayers, dragged number of persons out of mosque and after taking them into custody, pumped eight bullets into the body of one Roof Ahmad Bandy R/O Bemina, near Masjid Ibrahim Sgr., in presence of a number of persons.

41. On 19-12-91, as mentioned above, the forces dragged a number of persons out of Sonamasjid Mosque, took them into custody and ordered them to form a line The forces pumped seven bullets into the body of one Peervaz Ahmad Laway R/O Mandir- Bagh, Srinagar and killed him.

42. On 23-12-91, dead body of one person, namely, Ab. Majid Rather R/O Krashabal, Palapora, Srinagar was found in a river which was full of marks of violence. The teeth of the victim were broken. The deceased was a teacher and had passed his B.Sc. recently. He was arrested by the forces on 19-12-91 during crack-down operations in Noor-Bagh area. He was arrested with one Bashir Ahmad Hajam of Palapora. The forces arrested more than 18 persons during search operations, took them to some interrogation center were they were tortured. This innocent man was killed.

43.One Latif Ahmad Rather R/o Zainakot, District Baramullah was arrested by the forces during crack-down along with twenty persons on 24.12.91 .These persons were taken by the army in a water pumpshed building during the crackdown hours and beaten ruthlessly.The deceased was 10th class student and he was also taken in the said pump shed,trampled under feet, and beaten with an iron rod. Due to this torture the said boy died. The medical report obtained after conducting the post-mortem has revealed that the death of said boy was caused due to the torture and there were marks of strangulation on the neck of the boy. In this regard an F.I.R. stands registered in Police station Parimpora which is pending investigation. The dead body of the boy was received by relatives during the late hours on the same day.

44 to 46. On 29-12-91, at Panzan, District Badgham, the C.R.P.F. lead by Daljeet Singh Lakha cordened off the whole village and people were asked to come out of their houses. The forces started setting ablaze houses of the locals with the intention to terrorise the people. When the people came out, they were directed to be in a row. The forces shot dead one Mustaq Ahmad a 10th class student when he was told to move forward and Mohd. Ramzan Bhat who came to help the innocent young boy. On this the father of Mustaq Ahmad who was also present, made hue and cry and one Police inspector namely Gh. Rasool Bhat after disclosing his identity objected to the brutal act by the forces. The forces also shot at him from close range near the heart and he too was killed. The forces left without arresting any person.

47. On 3.1.1992 one Ali Mohammad Sheikh aged about 50 years R/o M.R.Gunj, Srinagar was dragged out of his home by the forces. The poor man was sitting in his room along with his family members. The forces entered his house forcibly. The wife and daughter of the deceased requested the forces not to beat him but the forces took him to a nearby picket and pumped bullets in his body. The forces did not allow the locals including the family members to take him to hospital.

48.One Muktayar Ahmad S/O MOhd. Sidiq R/O Babadem, Sgr., was dragged out of his shop at Naid Kadal, by the forces and taken into custody; bullets were shot in his face as a result of which he died. This incident took place on 16-12-91.

49. On 30-12-91, the forces during crackdown operations at Saida-Kadal, Srinagar,arrested one Mohd. Maqbool R/O Saidakadal, Srinagar along with eight other persons and took them to some interrogation center, where they were tortured. The dead body of Mohd. Maqbool was received by his relatives on 1-1-92 through local Police. His dead body showed marks of violence and in this regard an F.I.R. stands registered in the concerned Police station.

50 to 51. Two persons namely Nazir Ahmad Lone & Gh.Mohmad Alias Munna R/O Baripora, Handwara Kupwara were arrested by the forces during search operations some days earlier and taken to some interrogation center near Handwara, were they were tortured and the dead bodies of the two persons with marks of violence on their body were handed over to their relatives through local Police. Their bodies bore burn injuries and some kind of metal like substance was seen on their bodies. There were bullet injuries also on their bodies. The forces had also broken one leg of Nazir Ahmad.

52. One Gh. Rasool Alhi S/O Ab. Ahad R/O Khuri-Batapora, Islamabad, was arrested by the forces during search operations and his dead body was found near the locality on 12-1-92.

53.One Mohd Subhan aged about 60 years R/O Medura, Tral of district Pulwama during Crack-down operations was taken into custody, dragged and taken to a nearby area, where he was ruthlessly beaten and drowned in cold water in the chilly winter till he breathed last. This incident took place on 9-1-91.

54. One Bashir Ahmad Alihai S/O Ab. Ahad R/O Khuri Batapora, Islamabad, a government employee in Sheep & Animal Husbandry department, was arrested by the forces during search operations one day earlier and next day his dead body with marks of violence was found near the locality. The forces had killed him during interrogation. On his body there were marks of hot iron rods and bullet injuries on various parts of the body.

55. In the month June 1990, at Zurhama, Kupwara district, the forces during crack-down operations, directed the locals to assemble at a particuler place and one Nazir Ahmad S/O Saif Khan was dragged from the paddy field to the same place where the villegers had assembled. He was ruthlessly beaten. Thereafter his mother was called and in her presence the regular army cut the tongue of the boy and his eyes were gorged out. The army broke the head of the boy and his mother was asked to lick the blood of her son. This incident has been mentioned in a writ petition titled Bar Association (Kupwara) V/S State and Others which is pending disposal in the High Court at Srinagar.

One writ petition has been filed for damages before the Hon'ble High Court by one Gh. Mohmad Shah in the second week of December, 1991 which is pending disposal. In this petition the petitioner has asked to pay damages to the tune of ten lacs and had to pay court fee of rupees ten thousand which mostly restrains an ordinary citizen to challenge the custodial deaths. The son of petitioner namely Shamim Ahmad Shah who was arrested by the forces along with some other person of the same locality (Rinawari) Srinagar during crack-down operations. The dead bodies of both these persons were received by their relatives through local Police with marks of violence visible.


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