On 15th May, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes, stated…
Three residential houses attached in Kashmir’s Bandipora area for ‘sheltering pro-freedom armed fighters’
On 20th March, Jammu and Kashmir Police seized two residential properties in Gundpora-Rampora and Chittibanday villages of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district for allegedly sheltering pro-freedom armed fighters.
A police official stated that the houses were used for the purpose of pro-freedom activity and the shelter was voluntarily given by members of the houses.
The Indian state has systematically deprived Kashmiris of their livelihoods, properties, and basic human rights for participating in Kashmir’s right to self-determination movement, or supporting those engaged in it.
On 17th March, a residential property belonging to a Kashmiri civilian was also seized for providing ‘shelter’ to pro-freedom armed rebels in north Kashmir’s Handwara.