SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian troops martyr 10 Kashmiris in October as curfew entered the 89th consecutive day, on Friday in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).
According to the KMS, situation continues to remain far from normal in the Kashmir Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu region and Ladakh division on the 89th consecutive day due to New Delhi-imposed unprecedented military lockdown.
Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 10 Kashmiris during the last month of October. According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred one youth was killed by the troops in a fake encounter.
During the month, fifty seven (57) people were critically injured due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel in the occupied territory. At least sixty seven (67) civilians, mostly youth and political activists, were arrested.
The troops molested, abused or disgraced 30 women after barging into the residential houses and damaged three houses during cordon and search operations in the month.
The occupation authorities also did not allow people to offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid, Dastigeer Sahib and other big mosques in Srinagar and other parts of the territory since August 5.
Even in this modern age and technology, internet across all platforms and prepaid cellular networks remains out of bounds for nearly eight million residents of the Kashmir Valley. Though landline connections and voice calls on postpaid mobile phones have been partially restored, yet life continues to remain out of gear in the territory.
The people of the valley continue to down their shutters, shun schools and offices en masse as part of a silent protest against the Indian occupation and its Aug 5 illegal decision of repealing special status of occupied Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories. Public transport also remains off the roads as part of this protest.
Although shops do open for few hours in the morning and roadside vendors are also seen doing their businesses at various places in the Valley but this is only done to cater to the needs of the general public. Shopkeepers continue to resist Indian Army diktats to keep shops open throughout the day.
The occupation authorities are likely to re-impose strict restrictions, today, in the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from holding anti-India protests after Friday prayers
. The authorities have not allowed Juma congregational prayers at any of the major mosques and shrines of the territory since August 05.