Brutality by Occupying Forces

The Modi government has shown a willingness to look the other way when it comes to violence inflicted by state and police forces. Security forces in Kashmir have used brutal and violent tactics when encountering peaceful protesters, detaining them without charges and due process.

Indian law states that anyone arrested must be brought before a magistrate within 24 hours, however, that is not happening.

What is happening is murder and torture by government forces. Amnesty International has noted that an “appalling number have died in the custody of the security forces”. Tortures inflicted by security forces include beatings, electric shocks, handing people upside down for extended periods, crushing their legs, and burning parts of their bodies.

Finally, security forces are being granted broad immunity from prosecution for their crimes and continue to inflict atrocities upon peaceful Muslim people.

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