The latest news in India: 1.7 million dead in Jammu and Kashmir, says UN

6.8 million people have been killed since August 2016, when Indian troops began a brutal crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir.

The toll of those killed since then is more than three times that of the total deaths during the war.

This is the latest update from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which keeps track of the number of people killed in conflict in the world.

It is based on official statistics, such as the latest UN figures.

India is now embroiled in a protracted conflict that has seen at least 3.8 lakh people die since June 2017, according to UN figures, but the death toll has risen considerably in the past year, as India’s security forces have ramped up the intensity of the campaign.

More: UN figures show the total number of civilians killed in the conflict to be more than 7.2 million.

In recent weeks, hundreds of people have died in the hills around the town of Bikaner in the state of J&K, and the government has accused the armed forces of deliberately targeting civilians.

The Indian government has blamed the deaths on Indian-sponsored “insurgency” that has displaced tens of thousands of people.

Earlier this month, India’s military chief, General Bipin Rawat, said the country’s security and intelligence agencies were not doing enough to prevent civilians from dying in clashes.

On Friday, the UN human rights office, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said in a report it was “deeply concerned” that “India continues to commit violations of international humanitarian law” in Kashmir.

Its report comes as the Indian government is expected to unveil a list of 12 Indian soldiers who it says were killed by Indian troops in Kashmir, which will likely include some who were killed fighting for the Indian forces.

The report also says India is committing war crimes and abuses in the Kashmir conflict.

India’s armed forces have been fighting the militants for years, but there is no international law that recognises the right of people to self-defence.

India has been using human shields, a tactic often used by other armed groups.

The country’s armed police have also been accused of killing unarmed civilians and committing other abuses.