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Chattisingpora massacre masterminded by RSS


Humayun Aziz Sandeela

On a cloudy evening of March 20, 2000, Chattisingpora, a hilltop hamlet in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s (IIOJK)’s Islamabad district, became the site of a massacre that claimed the lives of 35 men and children of the region’s minority Sikh community.
It happened close to then US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India. The assailants in disguise, lined up the Sikhs from the village, and shot them to death.
Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed several carnages since 1931 during the Kashmir agitation against Dogras and Jammu and Rajouri massacres in 1947 after the partition of sub-continent and later at the hands of Indian forces in the 1990s including Gawakadal, Handwara, Zakoora, Tengpora, Hawal, Bijbehara, Sopore and Kupwara massacres in which hundreds of thousands of innocent Kashmir were butchered by Dogra forces, Hindu militants from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Indian forces, but in the year 2000 when the then President of United States Bill Clinton was due to visit India, India through its Hindu extremist organisation, RSS, turned its attention towards the Sikhs of the IIOJK to not only suppress the freedom movement in Kashmir but also create an impression upon the visiting US president that the Kashmir liberation movement was of a ‘communal nature’. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters have appeared in Srinagar and other parts of IIOJK wherein Pakistani people have been greeted ahead of the Pakistan Day to be celebrated on Tuesday.

The posters pasted by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Alliance and Ahl-e-Jammu and Kashmir, with pictures of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi greeted Pakistan ahead of March 23. »

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Islamabad, March 21 (KMS): On March 20, 2000, in the backdrop of the then President of the United States, Bill Clinton’s visit to India, 35 members of the minority Sikh community were gunned down in the Chittisinghpura village of Islamabad district in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Army claimed that it was the handiwork of the “foreign-backed militants”.

A report titled ‘Terrorists execute first Sikh massacre in Kashmir Valley, signal fresh ethnic cleansing’ by New Delhi based India Today, claimed that “the foreigner members who executed the massacre came dressed as Indian soldiers, complete with fake or stolen uniforms”. »

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Islamabad, March 21 (KMS): Social media users have criticized writer and author Ayesha Siddiqa for her tweet in which she misreported that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa did not mention Kashmir in his speech at Islamabad Security Dialogue on March 18.

Many social media users expressed surprise asking how a writer like Ayesha could issue such a misleading statement without going through the full text of the Army Chief’s speech. The analysis suggests that misrepresentation could be a deliberate attempt by Ayesha as she is closely working with a notorious anti-Pakistan and anti-Islam RAW agent, Tariq Fateh. It is also believed that Indian intelligence has roped in Ayesha to advance its anti-Pakistan agenda . »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has demanded a fresh probe into the Chattisingpora massacre.

Thirty-five members of Sikh community were killed in disguise by Indian troops in Chittisinghpora area of Islamabad district on March 20 in 2000 on the eve of the then US President, Bill Clinton’s visit to India. A few days later, Indian Army had claimed of killing five foreign militants involved in the Chittisinghpora massacre during an encounter in Pathribal area of the district. Their bodies were charred beyond recognition. However, the investigations proved that the slain persons were local youth, picked up from their homes by the Indian Army and were killed in a fake encounter. Several more people were martyred in Brakpora in the firing of Indian troops on the demonstrators who were protesting against the Pathribal fake encounter. »

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Jammu, March 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Sikh bodies have paid rich tributes to the victims of Chattisingpora on their anniversary.

Chattisingpora carnage was engineered by the Indian government on the eve of the then US president, Bill Clinton’s visit to India.

Senior Sikh leaders at a meeting held in Jammu, today, under the chairmanship of S. Narinder Singh Khalsa remembered those innocent Sikhs and Muslims killed by Indian forces in Chattisingpora, Pathribal and Barakpora to defame the indigenous Kashmir movement and to create wedge between Sikhs and Muslims of the territory. »

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#Chattisingpora massacre by RSS

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian agencies through killers of Hindu extremist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) massacred 35 innocent Sikhs in Chittisinghpora area of Islamabad district on March 20, 2000.

A report compiled by Kashmir Media Service on the basis of surveys and interviews of representatives of Sikh organizations including Sikh Intellectuals Circle J&K, International Sikh Federation, Sikh Students Federation, J&K Sikh Council, Sikh Youths of J&K and lawyer bodies said that Chittisinghpora and other such massacres were perpetrated by Indian agencies to suppress the freedom movement in Kashmir.  The survey pointed out that the timing of the massacre was important as it was carried out on the occasion of the visit of then American President Bill Clinton to India. This was to give him a false impression and that the Kashmir freedom movement was of the communal nature.

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The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed it an act of judicial terrorism on part of India. He said, when India and its institutions failed to prove anything against senior resistance leader, Shabbir Shah, they have now started intimidating incarcerated leader’s family. India should fight its political opponents politically rather than using cheap tactics, he added. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that Kashmir dispute can only be resolved through meaningful and result-oriented dialogue.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the people across the region to rise above bitter yesterday and build a better and brighter tomorrow. »

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