Six martyred, 100 injured in troops’ firing in IOK
In occupied Kashmir, at least, six persons were killed and over 100 injured in firing by Indian troops on protesters as curfew.
Communication blackout continued on the third consecutive day.
Despite strict curfew and heavy deployment of the troops, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Pulwama and other parts of the territory to protest against the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A by India.
The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters killing at least six of them and injuring many others.
Media reports said that, at least, six people with gunshot wounds caused by lethal weapons were brought to a Srinagar hospital on Monday.
Police confirmed that the Indian forces’ personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters in Srinagar.
According to reports, the Kashmiris were in a state of shock and they were still processing what happened.
The reports added that it seemed the valley was going to erupt very soon.
Meanwhile, the communication of the entire Kashmiri population with the outside world remains suspended.
The Indian government continues to shut television channels and snap telephone and internet links in a bid to prevent protests.
Prominent journalist from occupied Kashmir, Muzamil Jaleel, who arrived in New Delhi from Srinagar narrated what he saw on ground and in the streets of the locked Kashmir valley.
While sharing his observations he said, it is worse than 1846 when the entire population of J&K along with lands and trees were sold by Britishers to Maharaja Gulab Singh for 7,500,000 Nanakshahee.
He said Srinagar is a city of soldiers and spools of concertina wire.
The board urged the US, China, the UN and other powers, with influence over India and Pakistan, to urgently do what they can to prevent India’s folly from escalating into a perilous and unpredictable regional crisis.
The Kashmir Council Europe as a part of three-day protest program held a demonstration in Brussels.
Protest was against the Indian onslaught on special status of J&K.
Canada’s third largest federal political party, NDP also expressed serious concern over the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.