The deadliest day in Occupied Kashmir by Indian military since August 5
ISLAMABAD - The deadliest day in Occupied Kashmir by Indian military since August 5 act of Indian government that stripped Kashmiris.
Two civilians were shot dead by and three freedom fighters were martyred by security forces, police said Wednesday, the deadliest day in the Indian-administered Kashmir valley since New Delhi revoked its autonomy.
The Muslim-majority Himalayan region had been under a strict lockdown since August 5 amid fears of unrest after the Indian government controversially abolished its semi-autonomous status.
Ahead of the autonomy decision, the head of Kashmir 's largest militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, Riyaz Naikoo, had warned that Indians in the territory would become legitimate targets if the valley's status were changed.