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India: Sopore: a case study of extrajudicial executions in Jammu and Kashmir

, N° d'index: ASA 20/017/1993

This paper describes the killing of at least 53 men and women in Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) by members of the paramilitary Border Security Forces (BSF) on 6 January 1993. The BSF allegedly went on a rampage, burning houses and looting shops, in retaliation for an attack earlier that day by Kashmiri militants. It contains a detailed eye-witness account of the alleged killings. AI is disturbed by persistent reports of human rights violations by the security forces carried out in the context of the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. This paper also draws attention to abuses committed by armed opposition groups. A list of those reported killed is appended.

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