38 Kashmiris martyred, 853 injured in Indian Military lockdown in Occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir, 38 Kashmiris including two women and three young boys have been martyred during the ongoing 4-month siege and lockdown by Indian troops.
According to Kashmir Media Service, during lockdown of those martyred seven people were killed in fake encounters or custody, while 853 people were critically injured in the firing by troops on peaceful demonstrators.
At least 11,400 Hurriyat leaders, activists, politicians, traders and civil society members continue to remain in jails or under house arrest.
The troops molested and disgraced thirty nine women during the period.
The Indian occupation authorities did not allow people to offer Friday prayers at historical Jamia Masjid in Srinagar since August 5.
Restrictions under Section 144 continue to remain enforced while internet, prepaid mobile and text messaging services also remain suspended.
On the other hand, agitated by continued ban on mobile internet service in Jammu region, Panthers Party activists led by its chairman, Harsh Dev Singh along with other leaders, staged a massive protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground in Jammu.
Meanwhile, Indian forces launched massive cordon and search operations in Kulgam,, Islamabad and Pulwama districts.
Personnel of Indian army, Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operational Group are participating in the operations.
Two youth after being booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act, on the charges of organizing anti-India protests and stone-pelting were shifted to Srinagar Central Jail.
Jammu-based Hurriyat organizations at a meeting in Islamabad expressed concern over the ongoing military siege and suspension of mobile and Internet services and shortage of food and medicines in Kashmir Valley and the Muslim-majority areas of Jammu region.
Meanwhile, Japan has asked for a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir dispute through dialogue.
The demand was made by a spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
On the other hand, in London, a women’s conference on “Elimination of torture against women with special reference to Kashmir” was jointly organised by Kashmir Women’s Movement UK and Europe and Sheffield Sisters Kashmir.
The conferences emphasised that atrocities of a supremacist regressive and extreme right Indian government in Kashmir must come to an end.
A video enumerating the atrocities committed on Kashmiri women by the Indian occupying forces was also screened on the occasion.