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Report: Indian Forces Are Beating and Torturing Kashmiris in Detention

HeadlineAug 30, 2019

India’s crackdown on Kashmir is intensifying nearly four weeks after Prime Minister Modi revoked the special status of the territory. Earlier today, Indian authorities ordered Kashmiris to stay off the streets as new barricades went up. The internet and phone lines remain down. As many as 4,000 people, including many political leaders, remain detained. The BBC is reporting Indian security forces are being accused of beating and torturing residents of Kashmir. One Kashmir resident told the BBC, “They beat every part of my body. … When we fainted they gave us electric shocks to bring us back. When they hit us with sticks and we screamed, they sealed our mouth with mud.” In related news, nationwide rallies were held in Pakistan today to show solidarity with the people in Kashmir.

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