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Indian military forces carried out several massacres across Kashmir. Protests intensify and Hindu nationalist bureaucrat Jagmohan is installed as the governor. On January 21, an estimated 55-65 unarmed protesters were killed by Indian troops near Gawakadal in Srinagar. On January 25, Indian forces killed 21 protestors in Handwara town. On March 1, Indian soldiers killed around 50 Kashmiri protestors near Tengpora in Srinagar. In early March, an estimated one million Kashmiris took to the streets for several days, protesting against the continued tyranny. India imposes the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which gives a free hand to the military and gives them full impunity.

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