Army has dismissed 24 soldiers in J & K in past 18 years
As per a reply provided by the Army to an application filed under the RTI Act by Khurram Parvez of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, it has been revealed that 24 soldiers were dismissed from services in J & K since 1994. As per the information, at least 12 soldiers were dismissed on rape charges, 5 for harassment, 3 each for molestation and deaths and 1 for robbery. The Army has refused to reveal the names of soldiers dismissed from the services claiming that it is a third party information the disclosure of which would cause undue invasion into the privacy of individuals.
In the terrorism infested J &K, charges of human rights violation have often been made against the army and the paramilitary forces which are working in hostile conditions. In 2010, Army had informed that 1514 FIRs were registered against its men in cases related to human right violations in Jammu and Kashmir over the last two decades, out of which 1,508 cases were investigated while probe is continuing in the remaining six cases.