Curfew enters 38th day as Indian troops martyr one Kashmiri youth
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Sopore town on Wednesday.
Kashmir Media Service reported that the youth identified as Asif was traveling in a car when Indian troops opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in his killing.
Earlier, Indian troops during house raids arrested at least eight youth including Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib, and Showkat Ahmed Mir in different areas of Sopore town.
Meanwhile, curfew and other restrictions and communication blockade continued on 38th consecutive day, today, in all parts of the Kashmir valley.
The valley is under military siege since August 5 when Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi announced the repeal of the special status of occupied Kashmir. Since then, markets and other business establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads across the valley. The mobile and internet services and TV channels remain closed which is affecting the work of journalists, students and businessmen.
Due to severe blockade, people continue to face a shortage of essential commodities including baby food, milk and life-saving drugs and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.