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22 Feb, 12 tweets, 6 min read
The Himalayan mountains know best what happened on the cold dark night of February 23, 1991, deep in the Kashmir valley
Kunan and Poshpora in the India-administered Kashmir valley were raided that night by more than 300 personnel of the Indian army.
As many as 150 girls and women were raped that night; nearly 200 men were tortured. Barns became torture chambers. The next morning, as one can well imagine, was marked by immense horror and paralyzing pain.
And yet, justice is elusive over all these years, as the Indian army has continued to exercise barbarism and has enjoyed complete impunity. <br>
A text from the book Kunan Poshpura.
“Women were caught and held by a minimum of 5–6 army men as their husbands, fathers and sons +
Were forcefully separated from them. Pushed to the walls they shouted, screamed for help, for mercy.
Their screams were not answered. Guns were pointed at their chests and mouths. They were told not to shout Or else they would be shot. Army men were drunk, and were seen drinking
during the operations. They smelled of liquor. They tore the women’s Pherans (long traditional gowns worn over the clothes). They pulled down their trousers and raped them. While raping them they continued to consume liquor.
They took turns and sometimes took two rounds of a particular house. The women resisted but in vain. Minor girls, those dumb and deaf, the physically handicapped, and the pregnant women were not spared either.
"𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙙𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨. 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙙𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢"
Many of the men who had suffered torture, including beatings and electric shocks to their genitalia — had also died.
One pregnant women has his child with broken leg.
TM Shah details another of incident’s account by one 60-year-old widow, Soldiers enter the house, put the gun at the temple of my father and tie up the younger men. They demand food and after consuming it, they hold the hand of the most beautiful daughter in front of the parents
And rape them in the other room.

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