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17 Kashmiris martyred by Indian troops in October



In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 17 Kashmiris including 2 young boys during the last month of October.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, these killings rendered one woman widowed and two children orphaned. During the month, 1276 people were critically injured when Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force and fired pallets and teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators while 1548 civilians, mostly youth and Hurriyet activists, were arrested. The troops and police personnel after barging into residential houses molested or disgraced at least 76 women and damaged 538 houses and looted hundreds during the period.

Meanwhile, life remained affected in occupied Kashmir for the 116th consecutive day, today, due to shutdown against Indian brutalities in the territory. Shops, business establishments and fuel stations in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir remained closed while traffic was mostly off the road. Restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code were in place throughout the Valley.

Indian forces, today, launched cordon and search operations in Dooru area of Islamabad district. Indian Army and police conducted house-to-house searches in Sadipora village of Dooru.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian forces, taking advantage of impunity given to them under draconian laws, were carrying out a systematic genocide of youth in occupied Kashmir. He called upon the international human rights bodies to take notice of Indian brutalities in the occupied territory.

Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Yasmeen Raja, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Muslim League in their separate statements in Srinagar said that the example of tyranny and barbarism that India was carrying out in Jammu and Kashmir could not be found in any part of the world.

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