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Curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir enters 38th day


Anum RizwanWeb Editor

11th Sep, 2019. 12:04 pm
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Indian imposed curfew has entered 38th consecutive day, in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Sopore town, today.

The youth identified as Asif was travelling in a car when Indian troops opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in his killing.

Areas of Indian occupied Kashmir are reeling under strict curfew and communication blackout since August 5, when India unilaterally revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Normal life remains crippled on the 38th consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region.

Markets are shut and public transport is off the road since August 5 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government had announced repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir.

Yesterday, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout prevented the traditional 10th of Muharram processions in the territory.

The authorities had banned Ashur processions today and no one was allowed to venture out in Srinagar, Badgam and other parts of the occupied territory. Even journalists, government employees and those having valid passes issued by the authorities were stopped from stepping out of their doors.

However, in some parts of the occupied territory, people defied curfew and restrictions and came out on the streets to take out Ashur processions. Indian troops subjected them to brute force.

At many places in occupied Kashmir, the locals told the media that Indian troops raided their homes inflicting beatings and electric shocks to the inmates. They were forced to eat dirt and drink filthy water. The locals further said that the troops were poisoning their food supplies, killing livestock and threatening to take away and marry their women.