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The Crackdown in Kashmir

Torture of Detainees and Assaults on the Medical Community

by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Patricia Gossman

March 1993

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While fighting with Muslim insurgents in Kashmir who demand independence or accession to Pakistan, Indian troops are increasingly targeting civilians. PHR and Asia Watch investigated these efforts to crush support for the guerrilla forces, especially the military's torture of detainees and the government's targeting of health professionals.

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