This is Kashmir Awareness Week called by London activists to focus on education about the Indian occupation of Kashmir. The systematic use of torture & other human rights crimes are a feature of the occupation (which I am preparing a post about for tomorrow).
This BBC documentary titled “The Torture Trail” interviews Kashmiri lawyer Parvez Imroz who documented cases of torture despite being shot & having his home attacked by Indian security forces. Imroz has documented 1,500cases of men becoming impotent after their genitals were electrocuted & hundreds of other cases involving the systematic use of rape & sexual violence against imprisoned activists. The documentary briefly discusses the systematic mass use of rape against women in Kashmir. The most gruesome case cited here is of a 60-year-old man held in solitary confinement & forced to eat flesh cut from his own body.
The documentary is lengthy (48 minutes) but it presents Kashmiris making their case against the occupation & clearly shows the brutality of the occupation as well as India’s overwhelming military presence in Kashmir. Most of all, the Kashmiris interviewed here show the necessity of building international solidarity & the possibility for ending the occupation.