The curfew and communications blockage in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to cut off the region from the rest of the world for the 291st consecutive day on Thursday.
The security forces in riot gear re-imposed restrictions on the movement of residents in several Srinagar areas and in some other towns of the Valley. Elsewhere, shops and other businesses remained shut and public transport was off the roads.
Reports pouring in here said Indian soldiers last week on Wednesday shot a young man at a checkpoint in occupied Kashmir that triggered anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed Himalayan region.
India’s Central Reserve Police Force said the man was driving a car and ignored signals to stop at two checkpoints in the western outskirts of occupied Srinagar. It said the soldiers feared sabotage because a military convoy was passing by at the time.
Moreover, at least four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and seven injured after a patrolling party of the paramilitary force was attacked in an area of occupied Kashmir. The incident happened in the Wangam Qaziabad area of Handwara.
According to human rights groups, thousands in Kashmir are buried in unmarked graves, most of them close to the LoC.
A research conducted in IoK stated that Indian troops have martyred at least 93 Kashmiris, including women and teenagers during the ongoing eight-month siege and lockdown in occupied Kashmir.
At least 963 people were critically injured due to the use of brute forces, firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on them by the Indian military and the police in the occupied territory.
President Arif Alvi has urged that the world must pay heed to the brutal trampling of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The president took to Twitter and shared a previous tweet of Prime Minister Imran Khan where he warned the international community that a false flag operation is imminent from India as a diversion of the ongoing genocide in IOK.
Pertinently, the government of India repealed special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC across Kashmir to prevent protests.
Majority of mainstream and separatist leaders were either arrested or placed under house arrest as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed across Kashmir Valley and most parts of Jammu region first on the night of August 4, a day before the Parliament adopted a resolution, abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution under which J&K enjoyed special status within Indian Union and a bill, bifurcating the State into two Union Territories.
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