Indian soldiery martyrs an elderly lady in IIOJK

Friday – October 16, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), fear and terror created by sweeping cordon and search operations (CASOs) of Indian forces claimed the life of an elderly woman in the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the woman died of heart attack after brutal Indian troops entered her home, tortured and abused inmates and took her two sons along with them in Gussu area of Pulwama district, Thursday.

The woman was shifted to Pulwama hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

The troops also conducted operations in almost all big and small cities and towns including Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Poonch and Kathua districts.

The locals told media that unending door-to-door search operations had destroyed their daily life.

Separately, Indian troops’ morale, in the occupied territory, is at the lowest ebb as 478 Indian soldiers and police personnel committed suicide since January 2007.

Interestingly, when these lines were being written, there were reports about another soldier taking his life with his service rifle in the occupied territory.

An analytical report released by KMS, Thursday, said, incidents of suicide among Indian forces are showing an upward trend for multiple reasons, with Indian army sources disclosing that many soldiers are growing uncomfortable with their role in the IIOJK, even fearing that they are effectively becoming an army of occupation.

“We are fighting a legacy of political betrayal, rigging in local elections, cynical politics, bad governance, vested interests, religion and regional divides,” the report said citing an interview by an Indian army officer.

A senior police official posted in South IIOJK says the main reason for fratricide and suicide among the armed forces in the occupied territory is the “nepotism and biased behaviour” of certain commandants and higher officials towards their subordinates.

As an example, he points at the rejection of leave applications of subordinates, especially during emergency situations back in their homes, while the higher-ranked officers and commandants themselves enjoy privileges and special benefits.

“A central reserve police force (CRPF) man posted in Jammu could not get leave even when his father died,” the police official said, and added, “He broke down and was disturbed for many days after he was denied the leave. You can imagine his state of mind under such circumstances.”

Anshu Gupta, a psychiatric social worker, in his paper titled ‘Stress in Indian Army: A Psychological Perspective of Present scenario and Needs’ cites “…loss of contact with friends and family, loss of an individual’s freedom, feeling lonely, being compared with counterparts, fear of death and getting wounded, and feeling guilty,” as one of the main factors leaving deep impacts on the psyche of Indian troops.

Having quoted experts, the report asked how characterless and frustrated Indian army can fight valiant Kashmiris who are waging a justice-based struggle to secure their right to self-determination, as guaranteed by the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions.

Meanwhile, in the Indian capital, in a shocking incident of racial discrimination in the Narendra Modi-led fascist India, a Kashmiri woman has said that she was assaulted and abused by her house owner, accompanied by apparently an rashtriya swayamsevak sangh (RSS) goon, in Delhi.

Noor Butt, belonging to Srinagar in IIOJK, narrated her ordeal on Twitter saying that her house owner along with a man entered the house and started calling her a ‘terrorist’ because of her Kashmiri origin.

She further said that the incident took place in front of the police and that the house owner also stole her belongings from the house.

“The man, whom I never saw before literally pushed me and the house owner also tried to attack me, all in front of Delhi police,” she added.

The Kashmiri woman said that they threatened to burn her face with cigarettes and throw her out of the balcony.