Rising Suicide Trend Among Indian Forces Reported in Occupied Kashmir

Fri Mar 29 2024
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SRINAGAR: Indian army personnel started committing suicides due to mental stress and various psychological diseases in the Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The rising trend of suicides among the Indian Army raised alarm bells and highlighted the psychological toll and mental stress faced by Indian soldiers deployed in the region.

The latest incident occurred on March 27, 2024, when an officer of the Indian Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force tragically took his own life in the Shopian district of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports from the Kashmir Media Service. The officer reportedly ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle.

This distressing event is part of a larger pattern of suicides among Indian forces in the occupied valley, highlighting the severe psychological challenges faced by soldiers. Since 2007, more than 596 Indian soldiers have reportedly committed suicides in the region, a grim statistic attributed to the poor policies of the Modi government and the deteriorating mental health conditions of troops.

Recent reports indicate that nearly half of the Indian forces deployed in Occupied Kashmir are under severe tension, reflecting the immense pressure and stress experienced by soldiers.

Among the tragic incidents, Naik Harish Chandra Singh of the Indian Army, aged 38, committed suicide in Udhampur district on November 16, 2023. Similarly, on November 15, 2023, Indian soldier Rajendra Singh took his own life in Hyderabad, as reported by the Times of India (TOI).

The rising trend of suicides among Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir has garnered attention from both Indian and international media outlets, raising concerns about the mental well-being and psychological support provided to soldiers stationed in the volatile region.


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