Thousands of Kashmiris defy curfew to join funeral prayers of three youth martyred in Indian troops fake encounter

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Thousands of Kashmiris defy curfew to join funeral prayers of three youth martyred in Indian troops fake encounter

SRINAGAR - Thousands of Kashmiris defy curfew to join funeral prayers of three youth martyred in Indian troops fake encounter.

Tousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the three martyred youth in Pulwama district, today.

The youth were killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operations in Tral area of Pulwama, yesterday.

Shops and businesses establishments remain closed for most of the time while public transport is off the roads. Government offices and educational institutions have failed to attract staff and students.

According to Srinagar-based psychologists, the clampdown has led to an increase in people seeking professional help for anxiety, stress and other mental health issues.

Indian police arrested several Kashmiri youth including Abdul Kareen, brother of freedom activist Amin Butt, during the ongoing crack down operations in Dacchan and other areas of Kishtwar district.

Operations are also going on in Doda, Rajouri, Ramban, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam and Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla and Kupwara areas for the past three weeks.