Indian state using “encroachment” narrative and demolition drives to economically marginalize Kashmiris
On 6th February, a rights organization called Legal Forum for Kashmir released a report titled…
On January 10th, Indian state seized the house of a Kashmiri political prisoner from South Kashmir for his alleged links with pro-freedom armed fighters. The political prisoner identified as Usman Gulzar Wani, a resident of Nagabal village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district is currently incarcerated in Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu. As per reports, around 250 properties of pro-freedom Kashmiris have been identified by the Indian state and soon shall be sealed. Around 60 properties are in the Jammu division and the rest are in the Kashmir valley.
The Indian state is currently in the process of depriving countless Kashmiris of their employment and homes, thus using this coercion to compel them to choose between the struggle for political rights and basic economic survival.