Indian troops martyr three youth as curfew enters in 80th day in IoK
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth as military siege, worst curfew and communications lockdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) has been entered 80th successive day, on Wednesday.
According to the KMS, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district. The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Rajpora in Tral area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.
The routine life remained badly hit on the 80th consecutive day in IoK and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region with continued heavy deployment of Indian forces and strict restrictions in place under Section 144.
Some postpaid mobile phone connections have been restored, but there’s no sign of restoration of the internet and prepaid cellular phone services. Under the prevailing circumstances, people are cut off from their loved ones, healthcare services have taken a hit and tourism has grounded to a halt.
On the other hand, a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army was killed after being fired upon by unidentified gunmen in Nowshera area of Rajouri district, today. Soon after the attack, the troops cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the attackers.
An informal, yet widespread civil disobedience movement has gripped the Valley to protest India’s 5th August illegal action and its efforts to portray a sense of normalcy in the territory. People from all walks of life including students, shopkeepers, fruit growers, businessmen and public and private sector workers are all participating in this extensive and non-violent initiative.
As part of this movement, public transport is off the roads, shops and business centers are shut and educational institutions are without students. A team of Kashmiri journalists who visited Shopian, Pulwama and other districts of Kashmir said the locals describe a climate of fear, adding that Indian forces were conducting night raids, arbitrary arrests and torture on the youth.
The team quoting a political analyst said, there is silence because an Indian soldier stands at every 10 feet on the road adding that people are not going to digest silently the contempt inflicted by India through scrapping Kashmir’s special status.