Kashmir News Bureau
Srinagar, Dec 30 (KNB): The moderate Hurriyat faction in its Annual Report has revealed that 391 people including the forces personnel were killed in 2017. Among them, 97 are civilians and 212 militants. In the report, the 8 slain Amarnath Yatris have been added in civilians’ column.
The 15-page report compiled by Human Rights Division of Hurriyat (M) has revealed that throughout the year 2017, 212 armed youth were killed in forces action, the highest in last 10 years.
“In 2017, the killing of human beings, incidents of violence, border firings and curbs on the public movement in Kashmir went on throughout the year. Imposition of curfew, restrictions on people’s movement, freezing of internet services, people’s protest and forces action, people getting killed and injured, use of lethal weapons by the government forces as crowd control measure, like in previous years remained unchanged. As the wounds of 2016 were still bleeding, Kashmir undoubtedly suffered in 2017 as well,” the report reads.
The report reads that in April 2017, 30 militants were gunned down by the government forces. While as in June some 15 personnel were killed in militant attacks.
The report further states that 7 people were killed in grenade attacks, besides a member of public was also killed in stone pelting incident.
The report also briefs that almost 18 weeks no Friday prayers were allowed in Kashmir’s grand mosque Jamia Masjid.
The list of all the slain civilians has been detailed in the report. (KNB)