A chronology of Indian atrocities in Kashmir and the rest of the neighboring countries Part-2
The Indian security forces have flouted all norms of civilized conduct. Kashmiri youths have been murdered in cold blood in fake encounters and Kashmiri women of all ages were and are gang-raped in the presence of their families. International human rights
organizations and the international press has been refused entry into the State by the Indian government.
Even this horrifying imbalance of 1 soldier for every 6 Kashmiris (majority of who are old men, women and children) has failed to suppress the freedom movement.
Huge chunks of the region come under draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Protection Act or the Disturbed Areas Act, which have been in place in Manipur, Nagaland and many parts of Assam, thereby covering a significant geographical chunk of Northeast
India for more than two decades.
These Acts essentially give the security forces a free hand in doing what they please as long as it’s under the guise of “fighting terror” laws was that of the custodial death of Thangjam Manorama in Manipur, where the AFSPA had been enforced for over 25
Witnesses say Manorama was picked up on July 11th 2004 by soldiers of the paramilitary Assam Rifles from her home on alleged charges of links with separatist rebels. The next day, her dead body was reportedly found four kilometers away from her home in the
state capital Imphal, with multiple bullet wounds and signs of torture.
The entire state came to a standstill under the backlash of huge protests following the brutal and tragic death.
India did not outlaw Hindu practice of forced temple prostitution until 1988.
India withheld Pakistan’s share of funds and resources from the very beginning of its birth. The newborn nation financed its treasury with donated silverware from ordinary citizens and funds from the Nizam of Hyderabad, Habib family.
India withheld 297 trainloads of supplies allocated to Pakistan. (3 trainloads were sent with scrap).
Krishna Menon wrote a private letter to Mountbatten on 14 June 1947 warning him with dire consequences for the future of Anglo-Indian relations, if the State of Jammu and Kashmir were permitted to go to Pakistan. India threatened England in order to take Gurduspur
and Ferozpur allocated to Pakistan.
India swallowed Junagarh on the basis of majority Hindu against the wishes of its nawab who had acceded to Pakistan.
India swallowed Kashmir on the basis of the maharaja ‘wishes’ irrespective of the Muslim majority’s wishes. The instrument of ascension was conveniently “lost”.
to be continued…