New Delhi, June 07 (KMS): Among a number of indigenous freedom movements going around in India, it is the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have rendered the most number of sacrifices for their cause of freedom.
The number of Kashmiris irrespective of their gender and age, have rendered most sacrifices for liberation from Indian clutches among the freedom struggles going around in different parts of India, a report released by South Asian Wire said.
It was way back in 1980 when the liberation struggles gained momentum in India including the ones launched by Sikhs in Punjab, Maoists in different states and freedom lovers of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides these major areas, several freedom movements are waging war against India in Assam, Manipur, Meghalia, Tiripura, Mizoram and Nagaland.
In the freedom movement in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989, 95,790 people have been killed.
The ongoing movement in Indian Punjab has resulted in a total of 21,687 deaths since 1981, including 11,798 civilians, 1,764 force personnel and 8,125 separatists, the South Asian Wire report said.
The Maoist insurgents started an armed movement in different states of India in 1967. The Maoist movement in India, also known as Naxalite in general, started with the Naxal Party. It has now spread to 20 Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The death toll in these areas from 2000 till date has risen to 3,857 civilians, 2,615 security forces personnel, 4,114 separatists and 252 others.