KASHMIR: Indian security forces and police gunned down three more people in Kashmir and increased the troops of security personnel in the area on Wednesday. Utv Pakistan Report
Authorities continued to impose curfew and restrictions on the people of Kashmir for the 27th consecutive day in occupied Kashmir. Educational institutions, offices and transport remained shut. People were not allowed to come outside their houses and due to protests earlier the curfew was extended to most parts of the valley.
Hurriyat leaders had called for the protest march on Friday against the ongoing atrocities by the Indian security forces and blood-letting in Kashmir and also appealed to continue the shut down till August 5.
So far, more than 60 civilians, mostly teenagers and young men, have been martyred as Indian forces fired ammunition and pellets at unarmed civilians. Reports suggest that around 2,000 civilians have also been injured in the clashes.
Protests in Kashmir erupted after Indian security forces shot dead Burhan Wani, a freedom fighter. Ever since then, Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir have claimed more than 50 lives and injured around 5,000 people.
Pakistan has strongly protested at the Indian atrocities and raised the issue more than once with international powers as well as at the United Nations. On Tuesday, Turkish foreign minister also condemned India’s actions in occupied Kashmir and called for a peaceful resolution to the issue.