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Resource ID: #16847
Subject: Murders
Source: Men's Journal
Date: 2024-10-24



Mishra explains the circumstances surrounding the murders of 35 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora in Kashmir, an area India and Pakistan have been fighting over for years. This massacre occurred days before President Clinton's historic visit to India. Following the murders, Mishra discovers, five, tall, well-built Muslim men were taken into custody, presumably by members of the Indian Army. Those five men were killed by the Indian Army in what the army called an encounter with the Muslim guerrillas responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. However, Mishra finds that those men had no connection to the murders. Mishra suggests that Indian intelligence officers killed the innocent Sikhs -- and later the Muslims -- in order to make Pakistan look responsible for the Chattisinghpora murders. Mishra says India intelligence was hoping the media coverage of the murders would influence Clinton's stance on Pakistan.

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