Sopore Massacre will remain forever etched in the memory of Kashmiris

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Dear editor, 

Sopore massacre happened on January 6, 1993. When the bus arrived at Sopore from  Bandipora in which 55 civilians were massacred by the Border security forces of so called largest democratic country. It evince the inhumane character done by the Indian forces on Kashmiris. The death of 55 – civilians in the oppressed land of Kashmir shook the world along with the people of India but yet didn’t the shake the Indian government nor those BSF-persons. What was the crime of those 55-civilians?Their crime was only they belonged to the land of Kashmir.

As far as the world’s largest democratic country and their troopers are concerned they didn’t only do this barbarous act with Kashmiris; e they did more than this to the people of Kashmir but it’s the 6th January when we remember our martyrs which were massacred by the BSF troopers at Sopore. I often  think about the families of those persons who were massacred ruthlessly without the any sign of mercy by the Indian forces. How can these families forgive those  BSF-persons and the Indian government, as they lost their living hands.

The shameful act by the Indian forces was that they burnt alive some of the persons and set fire to the homes and businesses of local residents. It was reported that around 500 buildings were burnt down, and many were destroyed. During night the raid was conducted both by the Indian forces and so called J&K police in which dozens of youths were arrested, they were tortured, beaten ruthlessly by the forces; even some of youth got frustrated and they lost their intellectual  and mental balance and level. Besides this,  some  women  were beaten ruthlessly.

Still the Indian government call themselves world’s largest democratic country.How can they become largest democracy when  Kashmir is bleeding since 1947. Being a Kashmiri I would accept every humiliation, every anguish, every ostracism to fight for my right as you (India) did when you were under the British rule.

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