Today marks the 27th death anniversary of Jalil Ahmad Andrabi, a Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.
He was a vocal advocate for the rights of Kashmiri Muslims and worked tirelessly to expose human rights abuses by Indian security forces in the region.
On March 8, 1996, Jalil Andrabi was abducted by Indian security forces and later killed in custody. His sacked body was found in the Jhelum River with bullet wounds and his eyes gouged out.
The killing of Jalil Andrabi sparked widespread protests and condemnation from human rights groups and Kashmiri activists. The Indian government initially denied any involvement, but later investigations revealed that he was killed by members of the Indian security forces.
Jalil Andrabi’s martyrdom remains an important symbol of resistance against Indian repression in Kashmir and a reminder of the need for accountability and justice for the victims of human rights violations in the region.