CNN Report exposed Indian authorities lies and brutalities in Occupied Kashmir
*ISLAMABAD - As the curfew and communications blackout enters the 25th day in Indian-occupied Kashmir, thousands of Kashmiri citizens continue to be detained by Indian forces and several have been injured by pellet guns and tear gas, with reports of sporadic protests and stone-pelting.*
According to a CNN report link, more than 2,000 people have been detained in occupied Kashmir in the days leading to, and after, the August 5 revocation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which ended the special status of the occupied valley. Those detained include political leaders, elected representatives, lawyers, activists, businessmen, and students.
Residents told CNN that tear gas and pellet guns are being used against them and restrictions on movement are still in place.
“The government wants us to believe everything is normal. But we still find out about protests, tear gas, injuries despite the continued communication blockade,” said shopkeeper Mushtaq Ahmad, 35, a resident of uptown Srinagar. “Everything is still shut in the city and around us, and the movement is almost impossible when the restrictions are in place.”
Another resident, Farooq Ahmad Qureshi, recounted how he was hit by a pellet in the eye on his way to a bakery on August 10. “The doctors who treated me said I have little chance of regaining (my) sight as three pellets had seriously damaged my eye,” he was quoted as saying.
A doctor in the main hospital of Srinagar said he has treated dozens of patients who have sustained eye injuries caused by pellet guns.