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April - June 1994

1. One Fayaz Ahmad Rather S/O Gh. Qadir R/O Larkipora Bagri Islamabad ( a student), was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations and his dead body was later recovered after a long gap with burn injuries on various parts of his body when the forces vacated the camp on 4.4.94.

2. One Nazir Ahmad Khan alias Shawqat R/O Islamabad district was arrested by the forces earlier and his decomposed dead body with marks of violence was recovered in the near by area and was later on identified on 4.4.94.

3. One Gh. Nabi Bhat alias Engineer Tahir Mehmood alias Abrar R/O Prang, Kangan of Srinagar district was arrested by the forces on 25.2.94 from S.H.M.S Hospital along with one Ab. Qayoom Beg. He was shot dead on 5.4.94, near the house of late Nil Kanth Ganjoo Karan Nagar where the forces have occupied almost of all houses of migrant Pundits.

4. One Nawaz Ahmad Wani R/O Ray Kapran Shopian, was arrested by the forces at Kapran during crackdown operations on 5.4.94 and the dead body was received by relatives on 6.4.94.

5. One Mohd. Ashraf Bhat S/O Gh. Rasool R/O Mala Hangal, Baramulla was arrested by the forces on 8.4.94 during search operations and later shot dead on the same date. His bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives. On this day during operations two more persons were killed.

6. One Ab. Majid R/O Gadapora, Shopian was arrested by the forces at Watu Noor-a-Bad during search operations on 12.4.94 and his bullet-ridden dead body handed over to his relatives on the same day.

7. One Fayaz Ahmad Magloo S/O Ab. Khaliq R/O Gani Hamam, Baramulla was arrested by the forces on 8.4.94 near stadium Colony along with, Mohd. Ashraf Ganiee, Farooq Ahmad Gujree and Javeed Ahmad Pandit. His bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives next day through local Police. The locals observed band from 9.4.94 till 13.4.94 as a mark of protest. The locals came on streets and demonstrated against the custodial death.

8. One Mohd. Altaf Thukar R/O Chakura, Shopian was arrested by the forces at Tantraypora earlier and then his dead body was received by his relatives on 13.4.94.

9. One Gh. Mohd. Wani aged 65 years R/O Seel Rawat, Berwah, Badgam, was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations and taken to some interrogation centre and his dead body with multiple injuries was handed over to his relatives on 11.4.94.

10 to 11. Two persons namely, Ab. Majid R/O Gadapora, Mumtaz Ahmad R/O Watu, Baramulla, were taken into custody by the forces during search operations at Watu Noor-A-Bad on 13.4.94 and on the same day their dead bodies were handed over to their relatives. Dead bodies were bearing multiple marks of violence.

12 to 13. Mohd. Afzal Thakur alias Ansar-Ullah and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat alias Muazam Ali, were taken into to custody on 13.4.94 and shot dead immediately after arrest.

14 to 15. Two persons, namely, Fayaz Ahmad Rather and Gh. Hassan residents of Kulgam. Islamabad were taken into custody by the forces on 15.4.94 and shot dead immediately after arrest.

16. One Mohd. Ashraf Tantray R/O Boniyar, Baramulla, and one other was arrested by the forces during search operations on 15.4.94 and shot dead immediately after arrest and the other persons identity could not be ascertained on spot though he too was killed in custody. Their dead bodies were handed over to locals through local Police. The locals held demonstrations and observed 'band' (strike) as a mark of protest against the brutal custodial killings.

17. One Tariq Ahmad R/O Lakhripora, Sopore, was taken into custody by the forces on 16.4.94 and shot dead by the forces immediately after arrest.

18. One Khursheed Ahmad Magloo R/O Bata Muran, Ompora, was arrested by the forces on 16.4.94 during crackdown operations and killed immediately. His bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives on the same day and the people came on streets in order to protest against the killing.

19 to 23. Five persons, namely, Mohd. Ayub Parray R/O Gabarpora, Mohd. Yousf Dar R/O Vesru, Mohd. Yousf Dar S/O Ab. Gani, Mohd. Yousf Dar S/O Gh. Mohd. residents of Vesru and Ali Mohd. Khandy R/O Mujapather Keller of Pulwama district were arrested by the forces on 16.4.94 during crackdown operations and killed on the same day. The people held demonstrations against the brutal custodial killing.

24 to 25. Two persons, namely, Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh S/O Gh. Nabi R/O Hewan and Gh. Nabi alias Naba Jony R/O Sheeri Baramulla, were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations in presence of number of locals on 15.4.94 and taken to some nearby torture centre. After about 4 hours their bullet-ridden dead bodies were found near a stream in the same area.

26. One Gh. Qadir Lone alias Omar R/O Lagripora Sopore, was taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations on 16.4.94 and shot dead immediately after arrest on the same day. His dead body was handed over to the local Police for performing last funeral rites.

27. One Gh. Rasool Chopan R/O Amar Garh, Sopore was taken into custody by the forces on 18.4.94 and shot dead immediately after arrest.

28. One Mustaq Ahmad Wani S/O Mohd. Shaban R/O Seer Sopore, was arrested by 27 Rajpoot Rifles on 14.4.94 during crackdown operations and his dead body was handed over to his relatives through local Police on 16.4.94.

29. One Gh. Mohi-Ud-Din R/O Shopian was taken into custody by the forces at Chatroos during crackdown operations on 19.4.94 and killed on the same day.

30. One Bashir Ahmad Lone R/O Natipora Sopore, was taken into custody by the forces at Tujar Sharief during crackdown operations on 19.4.94 along with one Mohd. Yousf. His bullet-ridden dead body was received by his relatives on 20.4.94.

31 to 35. Four persons, namely, Farooq Ahmad Reshi 20 years, Ali Mohd. Bhat 19 years, Fayaz Ahmad Dar 21 years, Javeed Ahmad Shah 20 years all residents of Ashajee Pora, Islamabad, were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations on 24.4.94 in presence of number of people and shot dead immediately after arrest. One Showqat Ahmad Shah was beaten ruthlessly during crackdown operations. Their dead bodies were later handed over to their relatives through the local Police.

36. One Ab. Rashid Parray S/O Sonaullah R/O Kawoosa of Badgam, was taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations on 25.4.94 and killed immediately after arrest.

37. Mohd. Sikander (Contractor) R/O Karnah, Kupwara, was taken into custody by the forces earlier and shot dead. His dead body was later received by his relatives on 25.4.94.

38. One Mohd. Shafi alias Parbat R/O Wanapu, Islamabad, was taken into custody by the forces on 27.4.94 during crackdown operations and after two hours his bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives on the same day.

39. One Ab. Rashid Bhat R/O Khiter Cheek, Qazigund, Islamabad, was taken into custody by the forces on 28.4.94 at Qazigund and his bullet-ridden dead body with multiple injuries on his body was later found near Malik-A-Bad.

40. One Farooq Ahmad Darzi R/O That Kandi, Kulgam, was taken into custody by the forces on 28.4.94 during crackdown operations at Devsar, Kulgam and killed immediately after arrest. His bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives on the same day through local Police. The locals held demonstrations against the custodial killing.

41 to 42. Two persons, namely, Mohd. Iqbal ( Civil Engineer) aged 34 years and Bashir Ahmad residents of Islamabad, were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations on 30.4.94. The forces searched and in third attempt the forces took them into custody. One minor girl who was witnessing said the arrested persons were produced before an officer of the rank of Major who ordered his forces to kill them. The forces fired number of bullets from a close range and killed them. All the male members had been taken out for identification parade.

43 to 46. On 4.5.94, the forces during crack-down operations at Hassipora Budgam arrested three persons, namely, Khurshid Ahmad Wani, Mohammd Altaf Mir and Nissar Ahmad Hajam all residents of Distt. Budgam with many others. The arrested persons were taken to some unknown place and on the next day i.e. 4.5.94, their dead bodies with multiple bullet injuries and visible torture marks were handed over to their relatives.

47. On 6.5.94, one Hamid Ullah R/O Batmaran Shaheed Marg Gandibal of Distt. Islamabad was taken into custody by the forces at Frisal and taken to some unknown place. On the same day his bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to relatives through local Police. The locals after the dead body had been received came on street and protested against the custodial death.

48. One Mohd. Maqbool Sofi R/O Batmuran Samboora of Pulwama was arrested by the forces earlier and his dead body after 15 hours was handed over to his relatives by local Police with multiple bullet injuries on 6.5.94.

49 to 50. Two persons namely Farooq Ahmad and Gh Mohammad Mir of Distt. Baramulla were arrested by the forces during crackdown operations at Wangam Rafiabad on 9.5.94, and their dead bodies with multiple bullet injuries were handed over to their relatives on 9.5.94. The locals after receiving the dead bodies came on streets and protested against the custodial deaths.

51 to 53. Three persons namely Fayaz Ahmad Mir , Arahsad Ahmad Mir and one other were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations along with 9 other persons in presence of number of people and taken to a nearby ITI camp Bandipora. The dead bodies of these three persons were received by their relatives on the same day i.e. 10.5.94. One boy was taken in a nearby paddy field and shot dead . The people of the area demonstrated against the custodial death and observed strike.

54. One Ab.Rashid R/O Qadir yar Kulgam was arrested by the forces who were in civil dresses while he was travelling in a private vehicle. His dead body was received by his relatives immediately after his arrest through local Police on 10.5.94. The locals protested and came on streets as a protest against this brutal killing.

55. On Gh Mohammad R/O Choor Sangrama Baramulla , was arrested at Daulat Pora during crackdown operations along with another two persons namely Fayaz Ahmad and Mohammad Afzal Mir who are still in custody. However, his dead body was handed over to his relatives through local Police on 10.5.94. The people after receiving the dead body came on streets and observed strike on 12.5.94 as a protest against the brutal killing.

56 to 57. On 18.5.94, the forces arrested two persons at Gandi Chabootra Baramulla during crackdown operations namely , Ali Mohammad Hajam S/O Ab.Gaffar R/O Rawal pora and Gh Rasool Gazi R/O Naidihel Handwara and on the same day their bullet-ridden bodies were handed over to the relatives by the local Police.

58. One Mohammad Ashraf R/O Doli Pora Kupwara was arrested by the forces at Gulgam Kupwara and taken to some unknown place. His bullet-ridden dead body was handed over to his relatives on 18.5.94 and after receiving the dead body the locals came onto the streets and protested against the brutal killing.

59. One Firdoos Ahmad Begh R/O Danger Pora Baramulla was arrested by the 26th Punjab Rifles Watlab Camp during crackdown operations on 18.5.94 and his bullet-ridden dead body with visible marks of torture on various parts of body was handed over to his relatives on 19.5.94 and the people of the area held demonstrations against the brutal custodial death.

60 to 61. Two persons, namely, Ali Mohd. Hajam S/O Ab. Gaffar R/O Rawalpora, and Gh. Rasool Gazi R/O Nadihal Handwara, were arrested by the forces during crackdown operations on 17.5.94 and their bullet-ridden dead bodies were handed over to his relatives through local Police on 18.5.94.

62. One Mohd. Ashraf R/O Doolipora Kupwara, was arrested by the forces earlier at Gul Gam and shot dead. His dead body was received by his relatives on 18.5.94. The people protested against the custodial killing.

63. On 20.5.94, one Gh. Mohd. Wani R/O Chatergam, Shopian was arrested by the forces and taken to some unknown place. He was killed in custody and his bullet-ridden body handed over to his relatives on the same day.

64. One Naseer Ahmad Khan aged 15 years R/O Gurgadi Mohalla Srinagar, was taken into custody by the forces at Nawhatta on 21.5.94 while coming out of a shop and taken to nearby area called Malkah and shot him from close range and killed him. The people protested against the custodial killing.

65. One Zahid Shah R/O Kupwara district, was arrested by the forces earlier and his dead body was recovered from a nearby area on 21.5.94. The forces after arresting the people kill them and bodies are thrown on the streets in order to harass the people.

66 to 67. Two persons, namely, Mohd. Afzal R/O Tarzoova Sopore and Shah Baz alias Mohd. Abdullah were taken into custody by the forces during search operations on 21.5.94 at Palhallan Pattan and later killed on the same day.

68. One Khurshed Ahmad R/O Phalgam of Islamabad was taken into custody by the forces on 22.5.94 and killed on the same day.

69. One Bashir Ahmad Sheikh R/O Bandipora, Baramulla, was arrested by the forces earlier and shot dead and his dead body was received by his relatives on 22.5.94.

70. One Farooq Ahmad Khan S/O Gh. Mohi-Ud-Din R/O Chandoosa Baramulla, was arrested by the forces at Khajabagh while he was returning home after six months in a passenger matador on 22.5.94 and his bullet-ridden dead body was recovered on 23.5.94 at Feth Pora, Baramulla.

71. One Nazir Ahmad Bhat R/O Pampore of Pulwama was arrested by the forces on 25.5.94 and shot dead on the same day. He had bullet injuries on his face. His dead body was recovered on the same day at Kakpora. The locals came on streets and protested against the custodial death.

72. One Riyaz Ahmad Sofi R/O Noor Bagh, Srinagar, was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations in presence of the locals in an injured condition on 25.5.94 and his dead body was handed over to his relatives on the same day.

73. One Molvi Gh. Hassan R/O Badgam district was arrested by the forces on 26.5.94 and shot dead on the same day. When his relatives received his bullet-ridden dead body, the locals came on streets and protested against the killing and observed strike on 27.5.94.

74. One Mohd. Abas R/O Zinapora of Pulwama, was arrested by the forces on 26.5.94 and beaten ruthlessly during crackdown operations and his dead body was handed over to his relatives on 27.5.94. One more person was arrested at Muran Pulwama and his dead body was also handed over to his relatives on 27.5.94.

75. One Ali Asgar S/O Gh Rasool Shah R/O Uri Gundanwari of Baramulla District was arrested by the 11 grade Mohara Army on 19.5.94 from his residence at Gundanwari and a Police report was lodged by the Army in the concerned Police station on 21.5.94 that the said person escaped from their custody. On this the relatives tried to trace the whereabouts of the arrested person and finally his dead body was recovered on 26.5.94 from a stream with multiple injuries of torture on various parts of the body. This is the latest method adopted by the forces in order to avoid harassment from the international Community.

76. One Chodri Sharif Ud Din S/O Fazal Ud Din R/o Rajouri who was feeding his cattle in the nearby hilly area when he was demanded by the forces some chattels and on refusing to-do so he was taken along to near Ali Abad Shopian while coming from Rajouri and later his dead body was found from a nearby Stream on 27.5.94. In this regard his wife reported the matter of the local Police and an FIR was lodged in the Police Station Shopian by Fazal Ud Din and Mohammad Hussain Bakerwal. The deceased has left behind five minors and a widow.

77-78. On 28.5.94, two persons namely Gh Ahmad Lone S/O Mohammad Akbar R/O Palhalan Pattan and Farooq Ahmad Wani S/O Ab.Rehman Wani R/O Chandipora of Baramulla Distt. were arrested by the forces during crackdown operation at Adipora Delina and their dead bodies with multiple bullet injuries were received by the relatives on 28.5.94.

79 to 82. Two persons namely Gulzar Ahmad Dar S/O Gh. Rasool Dar and Ab.Qayoom Malik of Novpora, Sopore were arrested by the forces during crackdown operations earlier and their dead bodies with multiple bullet injuries were received by their relatives on 31.5.94.

83. One Mohd. Sultan R/O Razan Sonamarg, Srinagar, was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations on 4.6.94 and his dead body was handed over to his relatives on 4.6.94 through local Police.

84. One Mohd. Saleem R/O Mir Gund Islamabad, was arrested by the forces on 23.5.94 and his dead body with multiple injuries was handed over to his relatives through local Police on 4.6.94.

85 to 86. Two persons, namely, Abu Tariq and Farooq Ahmad Shah R/O Duru Shah-a-Bad of Shopian were arrested by the forces on 6.6.94 during search operations and their dead bodies handed over to their relatives on 7.6.94.

87. One Syeed Ali Asgar R/O Chandanwari, Baramulla, was arrested by the forces on 9.5.94 and his dead body was found in a river on 6/7.6.94 in the area. In this regard an FIR stands lodged in the concerned Police station.

88 to 89. On 11.6.94, the forces during crackdown operations at Behrampora Baramulla arrested two persons namely Showkat Ahmad Lone and Mohammad Ashraf and were taken to some unknown place along with two other persons. Their dead bodies were handed over to their relatives on 11.6.94.

90 to 921. On 12.6.94, dead bodies of two brothers, namely, Gh. Mohi-Ud-Din and Gh. Rasool residents of Daloon Pakharpora of Pulwama were arrested by the forces some days back and their bullet-ridden dead bodies with visible marks of torture on their bodies were found in the area. The forces after arresting the persons dumped the bodies at different places.


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