Joint Association Of Kashmiri Affected Families (JAKAF) expresses concern over the continued gross human rights violations, killings, arrests and other types of atrocities inflicted upon innocent people in Kashmir by men in uniform that has made the life of people miserable. We are urging International community to take strong notice of the situation of the Jammu and Kashmir and send its teams to monitor the worse situation of the territory.
The first month of the year has witnessed a stepped up increase in human rights violations and civilians killings.
JAKAF observes a sharp rise in civilian and innocent killings by the Indian forces across the Jammu and Kashmir. Since 1st of January 2010 almost dozens of civilian killings have taken place at the hands of the forces and in this unabated spade of extra judicial killings young boys are deliberately and intentionally being targeted by the forces.
At Yakmanpora Parihaspora Patton on January 22, a young student namely Manzoor Ahmad Sofi was deliberately and intentionally killed and at least 15 persons injured by the forces of 10 IRP battalion.
Similarly the paramilitary forces of 62- 44 Rashtriya Rifles Shadimarg Camp and SOG Pulwama in Kalmpora Shadimarg Pulwama killed one 35- year old civilian, Mushtaq Ahmad Mir who was asked to provide a human shield to the forces.
On 6 January Mohammad Akbar Lone of Tangmarg was killed and media persons including one photojournalist Aman Farooq and Raouf Ahmad were deliberately shot by police official in Lal Chowk area.
one eleventh class student, Anayat-ul-lah Khan of Dalgate Srinagar was fired to death by the CRPF personnel deployed in Lal Chowk Srinagar on January 7.
On January 7, Mohammad Iqbal Bhat son of Mohammad Ahsan was arrested and disappeared in SOG camp at Dohnipora Lolab.
On January 16 the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group killed one Pervaz Ahmad Hajjam son of Ghulam Hassan Hajjam at Arampore Sopore.
One January 17, Mohammad Iqbal Malik son of Mohammad Shaban Malik of Lachampora Rajwar Handwara was arrested and in missing in custody.
Troops on January 19 killed Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat of Drangbal.
On January 20, a young boy, Mudassir Ahmad Teli of Urdu Bazar Srinagar was booked under draconian Public Safety Act on fake charges.
Another student namely Zahid who is struggling for life in the SMHS Hospital was shot at and injured by troops.
Policemen and paramilitary personnel ransacked the houses at Abhama, Kharanbal, Ahrabal Kulgam, Khrew Pulwama, Batamaloo and downtown areas in Srinagar.
The Association is in receipt of reports from various areas where the forces have unleashed a reign of terror and even the bereaved families are not allowed to mourn the death of their kiths and kins.
In this context it is worthwhile to mention that in Handwara the bereaved family of 70- year old deceased Ghulam Ahmad Sofi of village Ringpaith Kralgund Handwara was in clear-cut terms directed by the concerned forces not to observe the Resm-i-Chaharum of the said deceased on 26.01.2010.
Policemen and troops are perpetrating gross human rights violations in the territory with impunity. India should repeal all draconian laws and withdraw its troops before initiating meaningful dialogue process for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
The Association while paying rich tributes to the deceased persons expresses complete solidarity with the families of the victims. These killings were described inhuman and it was observed that the policemen and paramilitary forces have launched afresh-oppressive methods to terrorize the people and unnerve the freedom loving people in Jammu and Kashmir.
Zaffar Akber Bhat