Indian troops resort to direct fire, pellets shots and tear gas shells at protesting Kashmiris
SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people defying curfew and other restrictions took to streets in south, north and central Kashmir, today, against India’s latest onslaught and imposition of Hindu culture on Kashmiri people.
Scores of people were injured when occupational forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Soura area of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the authorities arrested a doctor, Omar Salim, who is a urologist at the Government Medical College, Srinagar, a day after he informed the media about the terrible health crisis in Kashmir because of long-drawn clampdown by India in the territory.
Unidentified gunmen abducted a man and subsequently killed him in Tral area of Pulwama district.
CodePink, a Washington based, women-led internationally active peace and social justice organization, has called on the United Nations to take immediate action against India's blockade of Kashmir to avoid nuclear catastrophe in the region.
In a letter addressed to the 15-member Council, the organization urged UN to help Kashmiris finally obtain self-determination after seven decades of Indian occupation.
CodePink said this conflict is one of the most dangerous flashpoints in the world and we must do everything we can to avoid the risk of escalation between the nuclear-armed Indian and Pakistani forces
It said the UN Security Council must take immediate action to protect Kashmir from this vicious attack and for safety of the world population in a nuclearized world.