Curfew, lockdown enters 36th day in IoK
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Curfew and lockdown continued at 36th day today (Monday) in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The occupied territory continued to reel under strict military siege on the 36th consecutive day as all markets are closed while transport is off the road. There is no internet and mobile phone service in the Kashmir valley, which remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 5.
Patients are scrambling for medicines while doctors are facing immense difficulties to reach the hospitals.
Hurriyat activists through posters and handbills issued in occupied Kashmir warned Tri Netra Foundation, an Indian non-governmental organization, to desist from misleading the world community about the prevailing situation of the territory.
Tri Netra Foundation in collaboration with the Indian Home Ministry is using Kashmiri Muslim girls to pacify the Kashmiris’ tempers against repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by India and give an impression that the situation is normal in the territory.
The Hurriyat activists urged the Kashmiris to beware of the actions of India and its paid NGOs and frustrate their nefarious designs.
Four persons including a baby girl were injured after they were shot at by unidentified persons at Dangerpora in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today.
People injured who participate in Muharram processions
Several people were injured after Indian troops resorted to brute force on the people who defied curfew and other restrictions and participated in Muharram processions in different areas of the territory.
At least 12 participants were injured as the troops used pellet guns and fired teargas shells to stop the traditional Muharram processions in Srinagar and Badgam districts.
Six troops were also reportedly injured during the clashes. Scores of mourners were arrested by the Indian forces. There have been frequent clashes for the past many days as troops have been trying to block the processions.
Police vans fitted with loudspeakers patrolled and warned people to stay indoors and not venture out of their homes. Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjacent areas of Srinagar are completely sealed off with concertina wires at all entry points. A large number of Indian forces’ personnel are deployed in every nook and corner to restrict the civilian movement.
Patients are scrambling for medicines in IoK.