Indian troops martyr one youth in custody

Friday – October 2, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian troops in their continued acts of State terrorism martyred 18 Kashmiris including a woman, during the last month of September, whereas on Thursday one youth of those martyred was killed in custody.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), as per the data issued by the research section of KMS, Thursday, the killings by the Indian troops rendered two women widowed and four children orphaned.

During the period, at least 16 persons were injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops and police personnel on peaceful protesters in the occupied territory.

Indian police and paramilitary personnel arrested 88 people and destroyed or damaged 14 residential houses and structures during 567 cordon and search operations (CASOs) in different areas of the occupied territory in September.

Meanwhile, Indian troops martyred 148 Kashmiris during violent CASOs in last 6 months in the IIOJK.

India has become a fascist state under Indian prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi, who is a member of extremist Hindu organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which follows the Nazi-ideology.

An analytical report released by KMS, Thursday, said that Modi-led communal government was leaving no stone unturned to convert India into a Hindu Rashtra and suppressing every voice that criticises its cruel policies.

It said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led fascist Indian government’s policies forced Amnesty International (AI) to halt its operations in India.

“Indian government is running an incessant witch hunt campaign against global human rights’ bodies working in India.

“It is bullying AI for highlighting human rights’ violations by Indian troops in IIOJK. India is deliberately attempting to suppress international rights organisations for documenting human rights’ violations in IIOJK and across India,” the report said.

It pointed out that even the Indian courts are pronouncing judgments in favour of Hindu zealots and the Indian judiciary has given priority to Hindutva ideology while announcing the verdict in Babri mosque demolition case.

Acquitting BJP veterans like L K Advani involved in demolition of Babri mosque is yet another example of biased judiciary in India, it said.

The report deplored that persecution of Muslims, Christians and low-caste Hindus has alarmingly increased since the BJP came to power in 2014.

“A Dalit teenage girl gang-raped and murdered by RSS goons in Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the latest victim of Hindutva forces. Sexual attack and murder of Dalit girl in UP reflects the structural violence against minorities in India,” it said.

The report noted that the BJP government’s August 05, 2019, illegal actions in IIOJK have again testified that India is a fascist State.

“Fascist Indian government is hell bent upon converting IIOJK’s Muslim majority into a minority. Modi’s fascist ideology is the biggest threat to peace and stability in South Asia,” it added.

The report said it is high time for the world to wake up and recognise that India is a fascist State. It maintained that the global community should come together to deal with fascist ideology of Modi.