In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred sixteen Kashmiris, including a young boy and a woman, during the last month.
According to the data issued by Kashmir Media Service, the killing rendered a woman widow and three children orphan. During the period, four hundred and sixty seven people were injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters by Indian troops.
As many as eleven thousand one hundred and thirty five people including Hurriyet leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Qayoom, activists and youth were arrested. Fourteen women were disgraced and thirty one residential houses were damaged by the troops.
Meanwhile, life remained paralyzed in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region due to unprecedented curfew and communications blackout imposed by the Indian government.
The Kashmir valley is cut-off from the rest of the world since August 05 when India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Internet, mobile and landline services are dead and TV channels are shut since then. Local newspapers failed to publish their print and online editions. Shops and business establishments remain closed and schools, too, are empty of students amid the authorities’ claims that they had opened the primary, middle and high schools in the territory.
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27 September, 2019