Kashmir sees 229 killings in first half of 2020: report

Kashmir sees 229 killings in first half of 2020: report
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ndian-administered Kashmir has seen at least 229 killings during more than 100 military operations since January, a rights group said Wednesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.  

The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), which operates in the region, said in its bi-annual report that from Jan. 1 to June 30, the region witnessed the extrajudicial executions of at least 32 civilians and the killing of 54 armed forces personnel.

It also saw 55 internet shutdowns and the destruction of 48 structures, it said.

The report said three children and two women were also killed, while as “at least 107 Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) and Cordon and Destroy Operations (CADOs) were conducted in the region, which resulted in the killing of 143 militants.”

"At least 57 gunfights took place between government forces and the militants following the search operations," it said.

In addition, during search operations and encounters, "vandalism and destruction of civilian properties were reported."


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