Curfew enters the 17th consecutive day in Kashmir
In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces and authorities blatantly continue to impose stringent curfew and communications blackout across the Kashmir valley on the 17th consecutive day on Wednesday.
They prevent people from holding demonstrations against India’s move of abrogating their special status in the Constitution.
Since August 4, the Modi-led Hindu nationalist government has been seeking to tighten its grip on the region.
Indian paramilitary personnel have been raiding on the houses, harassing women and detaining people to spread fear for silencing protests for independence.
According to the reports, more than 4,000 people have been arrested by Indian forces.
Earlier, Kashmiris have defied curfew and came out of their houses in Srinagar and protested against abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Several people were injured when the troops used force and fired metal pellets and tear gas on the protesters.
Some city residents said they had been assaulted or verbally abused by the forces who also damaged their properties after they raided their homes.
In Srinagar, at least a dozen witnesses said police and paramilitary officials had raided several homes, picking up dozens of men and damaging their houses with stones and rods.
The authorities have turned the valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying thousands of Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner.
In Srinagar, troops and policemen are patrolling the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to thwart any attempt of people to stage anti-India demonstrations.
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