In 2010 some 52 youth were killed, in Baramulla only, by CRPF and Police during the summer unrest. Zubair Ahmed, a teenage youth of Sopore was chased by the STF unit of Jammu and Kashmir police along with four other boys. Fearing detention by police this group of boys jumped into the river and while four others swam across safely Zubair drowned.
This Ground Report is part of a series of videos produced for the International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and Association of Parents of Disappeared persons (APDP) to accompany their report, “Structures of Violence: the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir” which identifies the structures, forms and tactics of violence of the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir.
KashmirUnheard is a project of Video Volunteers in which Kashmiri youth produce and share stories of concern to them. More info: www.kashmirunheard.org