• Shutdown against Indian brutality continues in occupied Kashmir as death toll rises to 19

    Shutdown against Indian brutality continues in occupied Kashmir as death toll rises to 19 Shutdown against Indian brutality continues in occupied Kashmir as death toll rises to 19

    Two youth injured on Sunday in firing of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir succumbed to their wounds on Tuesday bringing the toll of those martyred in the recent violence by Indian forces to 19.

    The cordon and search operations in occupied Kashmir's Islamabad and Shopian districts by Indian forces were one of the worst in recent times with at least 12 youth martyred on Sunday, the largest one-day death toll of youth in the occupied valley in recent years.

    A complete shutdown is being observed for the third consecutive day today to mourn the killing of the people by the Indian forces.

    The call for shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

    The authorities continue to impose restrictions across occupied Kashmir by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killings

    The authorities have also put almost all resistance leaders, including Gilani, Mirwaiz, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Yasin Malik, under house arrest or in custody to stop them from visiting the families of the martyrs and expressing solidarity with them.

    A shutdown is also being observed in Doda, Kishtwar and Banihal areas of the Jammu region against the killings in the Kashmir Valley.

    The occupation authorities have suspended train services between Baramulla and Bannihal besides ordering closure of schools and colleges in the Kashmir Valley to stop students from registering their protest against the bloodbath carried out by Indian troops. 

    The Kashmir University has also postponed all exams scheduled for today.

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