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Family Narrates the tale of the killing of their 12 year old Son

Written by Sajad Rasool

Faizan, a twelve-year-old boy, was killed by the SOG(a counter-insurgency unit of local police) men back in the summer unrest of 2010 in Kashmir’s Baramulla district. As per his family, Faizan was chased by SOG men when he had gone outside to play cricket in a local playground. After being hit on the head with a rifle’s butt-stock, he was dumped into the river Jehlum. His dead body was recovered two days later. The accused were never punished or tried for their crime.

2010 uprising against Indian State in Indian-Administered Kashmir was a major shift from Armed rebellion towards a mass uprising. At least 120 people, mainly young boys were killed during the protests across the Valley. Indian Security Forces have been responsible for the brutality, rape and killings of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims in the region over past 30 years. Human Rights Groups suggest that more than 10,000 people have been forcibly disappeared in custody by Security Forces.

Community Correspondent Abid Salaam reports from Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Sajad Rasool

Sajad Rasool manages Kashmir Unheard. He works as a Producer and Editor

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