2001 Kishtwar massacre

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2001 Kishtwar massacre
Doda District.svg
Location of Doda District in Jammu and Kashmir
Location Doda District, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Date 3 August 2001
Deaths 17
Non-fatal injuries

2001 Kishtwar massacre was the killing of 17 Hindu villagers in village Ladder near Kishtwar in Doda District of Jammu and Kashmir by alleged militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba on 3 August 2001 .[1][2]

The attack[edit]

According to the police, a group of 10 militants swooped on the village and dragged 20 males belonging to the Hindu community out of their houses. They were taken to the adjacent rocky mountain belt and shot. Five villagers were wounded.

The aftermath[edit]

These killings were subsequently discussed in Indian parliament with opposition criticizing the Government.[3] Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Mujib-ur-Rahman was shot dead 3 days later. His logbook had an entry dated 3 August, "The warriors of the Lashkar-e-Toiba have killed 19 unbelievers. This is our challenge to the Indian government."[4] A complete bandh was observed in Jammu the following day in protest. Groups of demonstrators protesting against the Kishtwar carnage torched Pakistani flags and effigies of Gen Pervez Musharraf in Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur.[5]


  1. ^ "Ultras massacre 17 in Doda". The Tribune. 5 August 2001. 
  2. ^ "Militants massacre 15 Hindu villagers in Doda". Rediff. 4 August 2001. 
  3. ^ "Doda killings find echo in Parliament". The Hindu. 1 August 2001. 
  4. ^ Swami, Praveen (18 August 2001). "DISTURBED DODA". Frontline. 18 (17). Archived from the original on 8 September 2001. 
  5. ^ Kak, M.L. (6 August 2001). "Complete bandh in Jammu areas". The Tribune.