Kashmir Stands Still For Second Day Over Militant, Civilian Deaths

08 May, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Shutdown against bloodbath by Indian troops continues in IoK

Internet services in the area were suspended in the aftermath of Sunday's killings, a Reuters witness said, and train services have been suspended.

"The gunfight is over and all the five terrorists have been killed".

Police also foiled the protest march by traders to Civil Secretariat who were protesting against the Shopian killings.

New Delhi has deployed some 500,000 soldiers to the disputed region to further boost the security of the borderline and enforce a crackdown on pro-independence demonstrations in its share of Kashmir, where anti-India sentiments are high. Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989, demanding Indian-controlled Kashmir be made part of Pakistan or become an independent country.

The President said that India is targeting the areas adjacent to the Line of Control in order to divert the world attention from the atrocious human right violations taking place in IOK. Hundreds of demonstrators tried to reach the site of the standoff and threw rocks at troops in a bid to help the trapped fighters. They were trying to distract the soldiers, who apart from guns and grenades also used explosives to blast the house where the rebels were cornered, residents and police said. All the five militants belonged to the HM militant outfit.

Mohammad Rafi Bhat, a university sociology professor, along with four people were shot dead by the Indian troops.


"We brought his father from his home to persuade him to surrender, but he, like all of them, refused", director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid said, confirming five people died in the firefight. The protest strike will continue.

Ten people were killed during a clash in a northern India state in the Himalayan mountains Sunday.

"For decades now, Kashmiris have been facing atrocities unleashed by India and its local puppet regimes", the leaders said in a statement. "It's time to resolve this human issue".

He observed that Indian troops are killing innocent Kashmiris in fake encounters and targeting youth with pellet guns and other lethal weapons.

The President while lamenting the eerie silence of the global community over the situation in IOK, said that our diplomatic, political and moral support will continue till the people of Kashmir attain their right to self-determination.

Almost 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

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