Death toll in ongoing Kashmir Intifada rises to 96
Four youth were martyred during a siege and search operation in Handwara.
In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred five more youth today, raising the death toll from ongoing Intifada to 96.
According to Kashmir Media Service, four youth were martyred during a siege and search operation in Handwara while another one succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Srinagar.
In another incident, an Indian policeman was killed and three Indian army soldiers were injured during an encounter in Poonch district of Jammu region.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on participants of anti-India rallies in Kulgam, Pulwama, Badgam, Islamabad and other districts of the Kashmir Valley.
The authorities continued to impose declared and undeclared curfew in the Valley on the 65th consecutive day, today.
However, thousands of people flouting curfew and restrictions took out huge pro-freedom rallies in South, Central and North Kashmir.
The participants chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans as they marched on the streets. Pakistani flags were also hoisted on the occasion.