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‘Don’t beat us, just shoot us’: Kashmiris allege violent army crackdown

Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government's decision to strip the region of its autonomy.

The BBC heard from several villagers who said they were beaten with sticks and cables, and given electric shocks.

Residents in several villages showed me injuries.

But the BBC was not able to verify the allegations with officials.

The Indian army has called them “baseless and unsubstantiated”.

Unprecedented restrictions have put Kashmir into a…

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