Indian Army turns barbarian, martyrs atleast 6 Kashmiris and wounded over 100 in direct fire and pellet shots in IOK
SRINAGAR: The Indian Army martyred at least six people and injured another 100 as its troops in Occupied Kashmir opened fire onprotesters, various news outlets reported on Wednesday. One of those killed after being chased by police, officials said.
A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that in one incident a youth being chased by police "jumped into the Jhelum river and died".
According to media reports, the Indian Army used bullets, teargas, and pellets and engaged in shelling on the protesters as they took to the streets of various towns, including Srinagar, Pulwama, and Baramulla, despite a paralysing curfew and the deployment of additional troops in Occupied Kashmir. [image: an image]
The UK-based Reuters, as well as the BBC, quoted police and locals to report that the entire Kashmiri population is in shock, while the New York Times' editorial board called Kashmir — at present — "the most dangerous place in the world".
More than a 100 people, including political leaders and activists, have been arrested as part of the lockdown for being a threat to the peace in the Himalayan valley, officials told the Press Trust of India. -APP/AFP