Kashmir Human Rights Updates – September 2023

 In September 2023, Indian authorities continued to commit grave human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir (IAK). Indian forces killed at least 11 people and arbitrarily detained at least 24, including journalist Majid Hyderi. Indian authorities continued to enhance their social media surveillance and forced silencing of dissent, including through the ongoing cooperation of social media companies. Indian authorities continued to escalate their transnational repression of Kashmiris, as well as their systematic expropriation of Kashmiri property, including through the initiation of a new process to detain and seize the property of 4,200 purported “militants.” Several Kashmiri Muslim religious leaders subjected to prolonged arbitrary detention, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, were released from detention.