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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The people of Indian-administered Kashmir share the horrors of torture and pain at the hand of troops following India's decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomous status.
The communication blackout and severe restrictions imposed by the Indian authorities over the disputed Jammu and Kashmir have deprived people of critical medical care in far off towns and villages.
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.
An informal but widespread boycott by students, shopkeepers, and public and private sector workers is in effect to protest India's lockdown after it scrapped the disputed region's limited autonomy angering locals and neighbouring Pakistan.
Local media say Asrar Ahmed Khan was hit by pellets fired by Indian forces on August 6 in Soura enclave of capital Srinagar, a day after India scrapped the disputed region's autonomy sparking unrest in Kashmir and angering neighbouring Pakistan.
Tensions soared in India-administered Kashmir after New Delhi scrapped the region's autonomy, cut phone and internet access, placed curbs on movement and arrested thousands, a move dubbed "illegal annexation" by activists and neighbouring Pakistan.
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