Indian soldiery since 1947 martyrs over 400,000 in IIOJK
By KMSWednesday – October 28, 2020
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), a report released by KMS on Tuesday, which was observed as the Black Day in IIOJK, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and wherever Kashmiris live in the world, said that more than 3.5 million Kashmiris were forced to migrate to AJK in Pakistan and other parts of the world since October 27, 1947.
The report said, although, the number of Indian troops present in IIOJK is cited to be around 8 to 9 hundred thousand, but as per KMS research cell based in Srinagar, the actual number of occupational troops is 1,501,000.
The research also gave a break-up of the Indian forces’ personnel, according to which the number of Indian army soldiers is 750,000, paramilitary forces including CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP is 535,000, the number of police personnel is 130,000, special police officers 35,000 and village defense committee personnel 51,000. It makes a grand total of 1,501,000 Indian occupational forces’ personnel present in the occupied territory.
The report while citing that the Kashmir conflict began in 1846 with the illegal, immoral and inhumane sale of the historic state of Jammu and Kashmir to a non-Kashmiri Dogra family for services rendered to the British Raj said the princely state obtained independence on August 15, 1947, when British Raj lapsed.
As per Kashmiri scholar Ghulam Nabi Fai, “At that moment, under international law as understood by Indian National Congress, the Muslim League and Great Britain, sovereignty in Kashmir devolved on its peoples, not its autocratic Maharaja.
“Indeed, Kashmir was beset by wholesale domestic revolt against the Maharaja when independence arrived, and widened in the initial months thereafter.”
On witnessing that the Maharaja had lost its rule to the mujahideen, the KMS report added, India on October 27, 1947, landed its troops in Jammu and Kashmir and forcibly occupied it against the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
This is how the unending chapter of the sufferings of Kashmiri people began since 27th of October in 1947 and that is why the day is marked as the Black Day by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, annually.
Separately, a soldier of Indian central reserve police force (CRPF), posted in Tral area of Pulwama district, died on Tuesday in Srinagar.
An official said that the CRPF man identified as Chander Shakher was found unconscious in a washroom at 180 battalion headquarters in Tral.
He added that Shakher was shifted to a nearby hospital from where he was shifted to Sri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar, where he breathed his last.