Indian Military martyred three Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in IOK
SRINAGAR – Three Kashmiri youth embraced martyrdom on Saturday as a result of atrocities by Occupation forces of India, the local media said.
The troops have also launched similar operations in Ramban and Doda districts of Jammu region.
Also on Saturday, authorities in Indian occupied Kashmir tightened restrictions on people’s movements to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM Imran, in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, warned there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its restrictions in occupied Kashmir which have been in force since it revoked the region’s decades-old autonomy in August and detained thousands of people.
Soon after the speech, hundreds of Kashmiris came out of their homes, shouting slogans in support of PM Imran late on Friday night and calling for the independence of Kashmir, the Reuters reported.
On Saturday, police vans fitted with speakers made public announcements in some parts of Srinagar about movement restrictions, while additional troops were deployed to prevent any protests, according to officials and two witnesses.
The troops also blocked access to the main business centre of Srinagar with razor wire.
“This was necessitated after protests across Srinagar city last night soon after Imran Khan’s speech,” said a police official, who declined to be identified.
Muslim-majority Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, which have fought two of their three wars over the divided territory. Both countries rule parts of Kashmir while claiming it in full.