On 29th May, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir police confiscated approximately…
BBC Report reveals how Indian army forcibly takes away vehicles of Kashmiris
On 8th September, a BBC report revealed that the Indian army has been using civilian vehicles for counterinsurgency operations and night patrolling. The BBC traveled to 15 villages in South Kashmir to learn more about the practice and it found that many civilians have been intimidated into handing over their vehicles to Indian armed personnel. People in these villages told the BBC journalist that army camps snatch private vehicles of common people, and no one can dare to refuse out of fear of reprisals. Many of these vehicles, according to the report, are destroyed during counterinsurgency operations, and the owners are not paid any compensation. Sometimes, after snatching a vehicle from its owner, the vehicle is not returned.