Massive protests erupt in Occupied Kashmir defying curfew restriction

Massive protests erupt in Occupied Kashmir defying curfew restriction

*SRINAGAR: **Massive protests were held in Occupied Kashmir defying curfew restriction by the Indian military following Pakistani PM Imran Khan speech at UNGA session.*

*In occupied Kashmir, restrictions have been further intensified particularly after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s powerful speech on Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.*

Police vans fitted with speakers are making public announcements in Srinagar and other parts of the territory warning people against defying restrictions. Additional troops have been deployed and access to the markets blocked with concertina wires to prevent protests, Kashmir Media Service reported.

All shops, transport, internet and other channels of communication continue to remain suspended as Kashmiris are facing a crippling 56-day lockdown imposed by India.

Meanwhile, Indian troops killed another youth in custody, raising the toll to seven during the past 48 hours in the occupied territory. Earlier, during cordon and search operations the troops martyred three youth in Ganderbal and three in Ramban district in Jammu region.

Al Jazeera TV reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aggressive speech touched a chord with many Kashmiris reeling under the unprecedented communications blackout and travel restrictions in place since August 5 in the territory.