Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out talks with India unless New Delhi reverses its actions on disputed Kashmir where a military siege and harsh communication blackout entered its 46th day on Thursday.
In video recorded interviews, the victims allege that the Indian army subjected them to immense physical pain and psychological pressure.
Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
Amnesty International's chief Kumi Naidoo says the rights group won't be intimidated by Indian PM Modi's government for raising concerns about disputed Kashmir where a stringent lockdown and communication blackout entered 43rd day.
Meanwhile, former Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was detained in state capital Srinagar under the Public Safety Act, a special law that allows detention for up to two years without trial.
Government sponsored adverts are trying to convince Kashmiris of the benefits of scrapping Article 370 by promising an influx of investment.
Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money.
"When atrocities get to their peak, people would prefer that death is better than this insulting life," Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says.
Authorities in India-administered Kashmir arrested nearly 4,000 people since scrapping the region's limited autonomy last month, government data accessed by Reuters shows.
Indian officials insisted Asrar Ahmad Khan was killed by a stone, but medical records show he was struck by a tear gas canister and then shot in the face with pellets.
The death of a young Kashmiri man occurred in police custody at a time when the government of India has imposed restrictions and a communication blackout in the region since August 5.
Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi likens ongoing clampdown in disputed Kashmir to the genocide that took place in Rwanda and Srebrenica, the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar, and 2002 Gujarat pogrom.
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