Blast in Indian Occupied Kashmir, casualties reported of government officials
SRINAGAR - Suspected militants threw grenades in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday killing two people and wounding eight, police said link, the latest outbreak of violence in the disputed Himalayan region months after New Delhi revoked its autonomy and statehood.
Two people – including a government official and a member of a village council – were killed and four wounded in one of the blasts in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district where they were holding a meeting to address public grievances.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Oct. 31 turned the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally-controlled territories, arguing that special provisions for the region had hindered its development and fuelled separatism.
But the move has been opposed in areas of Jammu and Kashmir, which both India and Pakistan claim in full but rule in parts.