In a rare admission, Indian military says its soldiers in disputed Kashmir abused their powers in the killings of three labourers it had passed off as "Pakistani terrorists."
One of the gun battles, near the Muslim-majority region's Srinagar city, resulted in the death of one insurgent and a nightlong stand-off with two others hiding inside a mosque. They were later "neutralised".
Kashmiris skip obligatory prayers in mosques but hundreds attend funerals of insurgents.
In video recorded interviews, the victims allege that the Indian army subjected them to immense physical pain and psychological pressure.
In late August TRT World spoke to Shehla Rashid, a pro-India politician with the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, who has criticised India's revocation of Kashmir's autonomous status. Today, New Delhi police filed multiple cases against her.
Soldiers fired live bullets and shotgun pellets on protesters who helped rebels escape two separate sieges by Indian troops, authorities in India-administered Kashmir say.
In one case a father visits three graveyards to offer prayers for his son. In another, a broken tooth became the only way to identify a slain rebel.
The rampant use of pellet guns has destroyed the lives of several thousand people, but New Delhi still considers it a 'non-lethal' weapon. Here's a view from the hospital where the newest victim, a toddler, was treated.
Gunfight in India-administered Kashmir leaves six rebels and an Indian soldier dead, sparking massive protests by residents seeking end to Indian rule over disputed region. A teenage Kashmiri boy was shot dead by troops during protests.
Officials say four rebels and an Indian army commando were killed in fighting, sparking anti-India protests. Separately, a pro-independence leader in India-administered Kashmir was assassinated, with several groups blaming Indian authorities.
In a fight between rebels and the armed forces, Indian government forces also fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas at protesters, killing five and injuring at least 50.
The Indian judiciary recently spared an army officer from prosecution for killing three civilians in Kashmir, citing a draconian law. The verdict wasn't unusual for Kashmiris, so to fill the void that justice leaves, they fall back on God.
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