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Resentment among Kashmiri youths is a major cause of unrest in the Indian-occupied valley. 

According to the Editorial Board report of the New York Times , Kashmir is engulfed in a renewed phase of violence after Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani a charismatic freedom fighter.

His death triggered widespread protests and resulted in the death of some 55 people so far after Indian forces tried to suppress the voice of Kashmiri people.

The report said Kashmiris are living in a state of siege, under a strict curfew which has blocked access to almost all sorts of communication, including cellular, landline and internet services.    

The board criticized the indiscriminate use of pellet guns during protest rallies with hundreds of people admitted to hospitals threatened with blindness.

The board also criticized the powers given to the Indian troops under the Armed Forces Special Power Act.  

The report called for an independent investigation into the use of forces by security forces.


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