Political violence kills 143, BSF kills 35: ASK

Online Desk | Update:

About 143 people were reportedly killed and nearly 5,000 injured in political violence across the country till September this year, says a bulletin of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a human rights body, reports UNB news agency.

The ASK recorded a total of 740 incidents of political violence in the country during the period.

A total of 52 people died in jail custody. Some 35 people were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) while 58 people injured and 53 others abducted, says the latest statistics of the right body released on Monday.

It shows that 148 people were allegedly killed by law enforcement agencies during January-September 2015 while 43 people reportedly picked up by them.

A total of 191 incidents of harassing journalists took place in the country during the period while 12 journalists received death threats from ruling party members or its affiliates, and 17 were harassed by members of law enforcement agencies.

The ASK also found incidents of violence against minority in the country. The bulletin recorded that 103 homes and 146 temples, monasteries or statues of the Hindu community were destroyed during the period in which 56 people were injured.

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