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Indian HR record in Kashmir 'gruesome'

Washington DC, January 27, 2008:

India's "gruesome human rights" record in Indian administered Kashmir is far worse than the records of Yugoslavia in Kosovo, Indonesia in East Timor and Russia in Chechnya, all of which evoked international outrage, said Ghulam Nabi Fai, executive director of the Kashmiri American Council.

Fai said that human rights violations by Indian troops in the region is a routine.

Kashmir is considered to be the most heavily militarised zones in the world with an estimated 700.000 Indian troops who are often accused of human rights violations in the region.

Amid calls for right to self determination, an anti-India insurgency broke out in the region in 1989.

Fai said that an iron-fisted military rule has prevailed in Indian administered Kashmir since October 27, 1947 the day Indian troops landed in the region.

Fai said that every neutral human rights organisation, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, that has surveyed Indian administered Kashmir has reported a chilling number of extrajudicial killings, rapes, torture, abductions, arbitrary detentions, crimes of arson, plunder and custodial disappearances by the Indian troops.

"All peaceful political dissent has been and is being ruthlessly suppressed," he said

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