Crimes of The Indian Troops in Kashmir
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorisms martyred one more Kashmir youth at Behrampora area of Pattan.
The dead body of the martyred youth was recovered from the debris of one of the many destroyed houses by Indian troops' mortar shelling.
Troops severely beat journalists in the area and snatched their cameras and mobile phone. These journalists had come there for the coverage of the crackdown operations in which troops had martyred three Kashmiri youth and destroyed dozens of houses. Three Indian troops, including a colonel, had also been killed during this crackdown operation.
In Poonch, two children were killed in a landmine explosion. Unidentified gunmen shot dead one person each in Tangmarg and Chatroo area of Kishtwar. A personnel of Central Reserve Police Force committed suicide with his own service rifle at Bemina in Srinagar.
At Chrarwani in Charar-i-Sharief, Border Security Force personnel severely thrashed civilians during a crackdown, wounding 11 persons. The troops also forced people to parade in the chilly weather.
In Baramulla, a violent protest demonstration was held in front of the office of the chief medical officer due to the non-availability of surgical instruments by the puppet authorities, posing serious threat to patients' lives.
Meanwhile, the High Court of occupied Kashmir quashed the draconian public safety act enforced against four illegally detained Kashmiris, ordering their immediate release.
Meanwhile, total strike was observed and protest demonstrations were held at Hajan area of Sonawari and Dangarpora area of Sopore against Indian state terrorism. The demonstrators raised full-throated anti-India and pro-liberation slogans,- HizbMedia reported.
Jammu, December 26: In occupied Kashmir, during the year 2006, more soldiers committed suicides or killed their colleagues in than were killed in gunfights with Kashmiri Mujahideen.
Seventy-two army personnel, including many officers, were killed by Kashmiri Mujahideen but over 100 of them committed suicide or died in the incidents of infighting. On Dec 1, a Lt. colonel, posted with 15 Rashtriya Rifles in Mahore area of Udhampore had committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver.
In the recent surge in suicides among army, a new feature was that many of those who committed suicides were officers; one captain, one major and one lieutenant were among other Indian soldiers who committed suicides. Psychiatrists attribute the increase in the number of suicide cases to low morale, bad service conditions and growing frustration among troops.
A psychiatrist said that generally for Indian Army such people were available for recruitment who were already vulnerable to stress disorders and who didn't have a very enough motivation to join army.