This is a lucrative industry (for criminals) and under the present circumstances, it is easy to blame the security forces of all crimes that are committed, says the report. "They are abducting people for money, raping, murdering, extorting money, using mafia practices, etc. under the cover of the movement," the report said.
The Belgium-based organization led by think-tank Paul Beersmans visited the troubled valley and met representatives from various sections of the society including people from the J&K State Government, separatist leaders, political parties and different organizations before preparing this report. The team met separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Bilal Lone, Abdul Gani Bhat and major political leaders from different parties in the state.
"It's the security forces that are always blamed for any human rights violations in the state," says the report, citing the example of two sisters abducted by militants and shot dead in cold blood 'to teach them a lesson' and the report accused the separatist leaders for not being critical of this heinous crime.
It credits the Chief Minister of the State Omar Abdullah as a young man with a vision. He is honest, hard working, listens to the demands of the people and pays attention to their basic needs. However, it says his challenges are to eradicate corruption and improve the functioning of the administration, the educational system, health care, etc.