Nine Kashmirs martyred as India imposes virus lock down in occupied territory

SRINAGAR: Indian Military martyred no less than 9 Kashmiris in two separate incidents in occupied Kashmir, authorities mentioned Sunday, as a lockdown to stop the coronavirus from spreading got here into impact. Three Indian troopers had been additionally killed.

Indian military spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia early Sunday confirmed the martyrdom of 5 Kashmiris within the northern Keran space near the Line of Management (LoC). A number of troopers had been critically injured, he added.

“The youth had been killed throughout a continued violent operation in Keran space of Kupwara district,” reported Kashmir Media Service.

The preventing got here inside 24 hours of one other operation that had left 4 lifeless. Police had mentioned all 4 had been space residents.

India unilaterally revoked the area‘s constitutional autonomy in August final yr and introduced it’s splitting it into two authorities territories: Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Since then, the area  has been beneath a strict lockdown and communications blackout, with a restricted restoration of cell knowledge and web providers reported in January.

A number of native leaders have additionally been imprisoned or put beneath home arrest.

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