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Thousands arrested in occupied Kashmir as curfew enters 16th day

SRI NAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces and authorities blatantly continue to impose stringent curfew and communications blackout across the Kashmir valley on the 16th consecutive day on Tuesday in a bid to prevent people from holding demonstrations against India’s move of abrogating their special status in the Constitution.

 

Since August 4, the Modi-led Hindu nationalist government has been seeking to tighten its grip on the region.

 

Indian paramilitary personnel have been raiding on the houses, harassing women and detaining people to spread fear for silencing protests for independence.

 

According to reports, more than 4,000 people have been arrested by Indian forces.

 

Earlier, Kashmiris have defied curfew and came out of their houses in Srinagar and protested against abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Several people were injured when the troops used force and fired metal pellets and tear gas on the protesters. Some city residents said they had been assaulted or verbally abused by the forces who also damaged their properties after they raided their homes.

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