Legal Forum for Kashmir

January 2023

Originally published

November 23, 2023

On January 27, 1994, soldiers of the 31 Madras Regiment, the 15 Punjab Regiment and the Rashtriya Rifles as well as Kilo Force (counterinsurgency) (under the command of GDS Bakshi and VK Singh) through "deliberate and indiscriminate" firing killed at least 21 people and injured at least 37 people in Kupwara. This fact finding probe was compiled by Institute of Kashmir studies and has been reproduced by Legal Forum for Kashmir.

Topics: Kupwara massacre: brief facts, insights from witness statements, tolls of the massacre, IKS study, testimonies, International Forum for Justice, Human Rights takes the role ahead, CID of J&K Police submits a report with SHRC, list of perpetrators, lists of victims

Terms: systematic killing, mass killing, systematic maiming, mass maiming, denial of right to free expression, legalized impunity, failure of accountability, war crimes, crimes against humanity

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