SRINAGAR (92 News) – In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Baramulla town.
According to the (KMS), the youth was killed during an All Out operation
jointly launched by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group in Kakarhamam area of the town. The operation, launched on Tuesday evening, was going on till last reports came in.
Meanwhile, an Indian police officer was killed and a constable of Special Operation Group (SOG) was injured in an attack in Baramula town.
Indian troops also launched a similar operation in Pulwama area where youth also came out of their houses and clashed with the troops.
On the other hand, at least 40 people were arrested during house raids by Indian troops in different areas of Srinagar city.
In another development, Indian police arrested three Kashmiri youth from Pulwama district in Chandigarh city of India and were interrogated by a joint team of Indian crime branch and Operations Cell.
Curfew continues for 17th consecutive day in IoK
In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), curfew and other restrictions continue since August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The entire occupied territory particularly the Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison as Indian troops and police personnel are deployed in every nook and corner.
In Srinagar, thousands of troops and policemen are patrolling the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to thwart any attempt of people to stage anti-India demonstrations.
The authorities also continue to impose information blockade as TV channels and internet links remain snapped and restrictions on media continue since 5th August.
Almost all Hurriyat leaders, including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continue to remain under house arrest or in jails. Thousands of other political leaders and workers including three puppet chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are detained over the past two weeks.
Since August 4, an unprecedented communications blockade has been imposed in the region, cutting the region from the rest of the world and preventing contact within Kashmir and with the outside world for the 16th consecutive day today.
Due to severe blockade
, a famine-like situation is emerging as people are facing severe shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines.
Despite the so-called direction for reopening of nearly 200 primary schools in selected areas of the disputed territory, schools were empty as wary parents refused to send their children to schools while the situation remains tense amid curfew and intensity of sporadic protests.