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Widespread rights violations in Kashmir: US State Deptt report

The annual US report on human rights cites widespread human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir. Quoting from a UN report on human rights in Kashmir, the 2018 US State Department’s country report notes that an estimated up to 145 civilians were killed by the government forces between July 2016 and March 2017, with up to 20 other civilians killed by militants in the same period. The report shows that during 2018, various domestic and international human rights organisations continued to express serious concern at the use of pellet guns by the government forces for crowd control purposes in Jammu […]

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