SRINAGAR (92 News) – In their fresh act of state terrorism, Indian troops martyred two Kashmir youth in Pulwama district of Indian Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday.
According to the KMS, the youth were killed during a cordon and search operation led by Indian central Reserve police Force, Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of Indian army in Awanitpora area of the district.
With the latest killing, the number of martyred youth during the past 48 eight hours has risen to 5. The troops killed three youth in Shopian district, yesterday.
Earlier, two Indian soldiers were also critically injured in an attack in the same area. The operation was going on till last reports came in .
Restrictions further intensified in IoK
Indian authorities have further intensified restrictions in IoK in the name of security during a visit by a group of Indian ministers to the territory. People are forced to stay indoors and vehicular movement is largely restricted during the ongoing military lockdown
and internet blackout on the 169th consecutive day.
The so-called announcement of the authorities regarding restoration of Internet service and setting up of broadband kiosks has proven to be hoax as India Today while citing the IOK administration confirmed that the internet continues to remain suspended in, at least, eight districts of the Kashmir valley alone.
“The mobile internet connectivity shall, however, remain suspended in the districts of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Anantnag (Islamabad), Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama,” the newspaper said quoting the notification issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary in the administration.
Meanwhile, the Indian authorities imposed further restrictions in the name of security for the visiting group of Indian ministers to the occupied territory. All vehicles are stopped at all checkpoints and undergo thorough scrutiny, while pedestrians are not allowed to move freely in both Kashmir valley and Jammu region.
On the other hand, the CPI has demanded the immediate release of all political leaders in occupied Kashmir in detention since the abrogation of Article 370 in IOJ&K.
CPI general secretary D Raja said that IOK was under siege and no political leaders of the country are being allowed to visit the region even though right-wing sympathizers from abroad were accorded red carpet welcome.