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Indian forces set ablaze a Kashmiri neighbourhood

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    In pictures: Indian forces set ablaze a Kashmiri neighbourhood — locals
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    At least 15 residential houses have been reduced to debris, rendering several dozen families homeless amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Kashmiri men douse the fire in a neighbourhood which was allegedly destroyed by the Indian police and paramilitary forces in a gun-battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. ( Dar Yasin / AP )
    A neighbourhood of 15 houses in India-administered Kashmir was gutted by a devastating fire. It was allegedly started by the Indian police and paramilitary forces during what was a 12-hour long gunfight with two local rebels reportedly hiding in one of the residential properties.

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    Bananas and a watermelon that had been kept for breaking Ramadan fast is seen burnt and covered in soot inside the kitchen of one of the damaged houses in India-administered Kashmir, Tuesday, May 19, 2020.(AP)
    Fire victims told local media that Indian forces destroyed their homes using high-intensity explosives, as well as stealing jewellery and cash from some houses.
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    There was another story in which an Indian general tells a journalist that this is done to break the will of people.
     
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    Rights groups have previously criticised India for using “disproportionate force” in a bid to take out rebels, wielding lightweight weapons such as the AK 47.

    Between 1989 and 2001, at least 5,368 buildings, including shops, houses and other privately-owned properties in the region, have been heavily damaged in counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir, according to data collected by local authorities. The number could be higher, because of a lack of transparency and reporting in the decade of the 1990s.

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