J&K Police Reports Shed Light On Civilian Deaths During Encounters, Activists Allege ‘gross Human Rights Violations’


A report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police has noted that the army resorted to indiscriminate force on stone-pelters and fired on a mob in Shopian on 27 January, resulting in the killing of three youth.

As per data from the police and human rights organisations, at least 53 civilians were killed in the past six months during anti-militancy operations. Many of them were killed while they were trying to help militants escape from encounter sites. From January to the end of May, 37 civilians were killed. As many as 16 people were killed in the past month, three of them on 7 July. Read More

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