The Bijbehara massacre is a harrowing chapter in the history of the Kashmir conflict, one that sent shockwaves not only through the region but also garnered the attention of the international community. This incident, which led to the loss of innocent lives and left scores injured, demanded a thorough investigation to uncover the truth and shed light on the events that transpired. The IKS team, comprising core members, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice and the search for the unvarnished facts surrounding the Bijbehara tragedy. Their efforts culminated in a meticulously documented report that stands as a testament to their dedication to truth and accountability.
The report’s primary objective is to provide a comprehensive account of the incident by compiling eyewitness testimonies and examining various sources of evidence, both direct and indirect. This approach allows for a multi-faceted understanding of the events that transpired on that fateful day. The research and investigative work extended beyond the immediate incident, aiming to address critical questions that arose in the aftermath of the tragedy. These questions delve into the motivations of the BSF personnel, the accuracy of the government’s version of events, and the subsequent actions taken by the authorities.