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Curfew continues in occupied Kashmir for fifth day as tensions escalate | World

Indian military troopers patrol a avenue throughout a curfew in Jammu area, Indian-administered Kashmir, on February 16. Photograph: File

SRINAGAR: A curfew imposed all through Indian-occupied Kashmir continued for a fifth day on Tuesday as tensions escalate within the aftermath of the Pulwama assault.

The dying toll from Monday’s gun battle rose to 4 as Indian forces continued to clamp down within the occupied valley. The Kashmiris had been martyred by Indian troops throughout a search operation in Pinglena space of the district.

The killings led to clashes between the protesters and troops within the space. 5 Indian troops, together with an officer, had been killed in an assault in the identical space.

In the meantime, at the very least 6,000 Kashmiri Muslims have taken refuge in mosques throughout the occupied valley fearing assaults by Hindu mobs.

In keeping with Kashmir Media Service, Abdul Majid, a member of Makkah Masjid Committee Bathindi, mentioned round 2,500 to three,000 persons are in search of shelter in his mosque. 

Aijaz Ahmed Mir, a resident of Baramulla, who had gone to Chandigarh together with his spouse for medical remedy mentioned, “We reached Jammu on Sunday night. Fearing assaults in different areas, we took refuge in Makkah Masjid, Bathindi.”

World rights watchdog Amnesty Worldwide has urged the Indian authorities to make sure that Kashmiri women and men don’t face focused assaults, harassment and arbitrary arrests within the aftermath of Pulwama blast.

Head of Amnesty India, Aakar Patel in an announcement mentioned Kashmiri college college students and merchants in northern Indian states, primarily Uttarakhand, Haryana and Bihar have been overwhelmed, threatened and intimidated by Hindu nationalist teams.

Some 44 Indian paramilitary personnel had been killed final week when an explosives-packed van rammed a convoy transporting 2,500 safety forces in Pulwama, within the deadliest assault in Indian-occupied Kashmir in 30 years. 


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