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Indian troops kill three youth in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian government forces killed three youth in Tral town of Indian held Kashmir on Saturday, reported Kashmir Media Service, in a recent act of atrocities committed against unarmed Kashmiris.   The government forces laid  siege to Wantiwen area to conduct a search operation, triggering angry protests. The forces used tear gas shells and pellet guns to disperse stone-throwing protesters that resulted in deadly clashes, leaving three people dead. The residents took to the streets in Satoora area of Tral to…

Facebook blocks official page of Kashmiri weekly over posting Wani’s sketch

SRINAGAR: Facebook has temporarily suspended the official page of a local Kashmiri weekly and removed a post of its cover showing iconic freedom fighter Burhan Wani  over violation of its ‘community standards’. The removal of social media page of the daily took place at a time when the people in the valley were marking the first death anniversary of the iconic freedom fighter. The editors have demanded immediate restoration of the page. Kashmiri Ink, a sister publication of the valley’s leading English daily Greater…

At least ten people injured in anti-India protests in Kashmir on Eid

SRINAGAR: At least ten people were injured as protesters brandishing Pakistani flags clashed with Indian government forces in India-held Kashmir after Eid prayers, Indian media reported. The clash erupted soon after tens of thousands of people poured out of the Eidgah – a large ground located in downtown Srinagar - after offering Eid prayers. The Indian forces fired tear gas shells and pellet guns at stone-throwing protesters that resulted in injuries to at least ten people. The forces were also reported to have detained…