Srinagar, January 22, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) organized a function to review Kishalay Bhattacharjee’s book ‘Blood on My Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters’. The book was reviewed and thoroughly discussed by academics, journalists, students and civil society members. Introducing the book, the KCSDS Chairperson, Professor Hameeda Nayeem, said that it was chosen for review and deliberation out of hundreds of books.
The contents of the book serve as an endorsement of our stories that we have been telling of the dirty business of Indian agencies in Kashmir, she added. “Random killings for personal gain under the guise of security happens with alarming frequency. The legal sanction of illegality in the name of public order gives rise to check points, encounter killings, human shields, disappearances, and even invisiblising, disguising or fictionalsing killings by branding them as militants or Pakistanis,” she said.
The author seriously questions the democratic credentials of the authorities which had to bring at least 12 draconian Acts in 60 years to eliminate liberation movements of the citizens and to provide protection to Indian forces’ personnel against prosecution for the crimes they have and are committing against the people of occupied Kashmir. The three reviewers, Ajaz-ul-Haq, Gowher Gilani and Dr Javaid Iqbal presented comprehensive reviews of the book.
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