Violence has spiked in the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir, with more than 170 deaths so far in 2018, amid fears that strife will worsen further ahead of national elections next year.
A new United Nations report details the most bloody period of the past five years. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released investigation findings on June 14 focused on violence between June 2016 and April this year.
The report accuses the Indian army of unlawful killings, sexual violence and using firearms, notably shotguns, against civilian protesters.
As the Indian government intensified efforts to crush militants, more young Muslims were becoming insurgents. Read More