Gang rape victims in Kashmir still await justice

Indian troops gang-raped around 100 women aged eight to 80 on night of February 23, 1991.

SRINAGAR: Despite over three decades, victims of Kunan-Poshpura mass rape have not been provided justice and the occupying forces instead of any remorse are continuing the same tactics against the people of the valley.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops had gang-raped around 100 women aged eight to 80 on the night of February 23, 1991 during a siege and search operation in Kunan-Poshpora area of Kupwara district.

In a press statement, the APHC said the Kunan-Poshpora incident was an example of India’s shamelessness and brutality. India has employed every inhumane measure as a tool of war in the occupied area.

APHC leaders said none of the culprits in the gruesome incident have been punished and many of the victimized women have left the world without justice. 

Meanwhile, Islamic Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir in a statement said open threats by occupying forces to imprison people of occupied Kashmir cannot change the reality of Kashmir dispute.

It said expressed concern over the continued detention of the party Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi and reiterated the pledge to never accept India’s forced occupation of their motherland.

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