–Srinagar now seems like a ghost-town: armed troopers on avenue corners and in entrance of barbed wire barricades make up a lot of the few folks to be seen
SRINAGAR: Not less than six individuals had been killed and over a 100 had been injured in firing by Indian troops on protesters as curfew and communication blackout continued on the third consecutive day on Wednesday.
Reuters, whereas quoting police, confirmed that the Indian forces’ personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters in Srinagar. The BBC, citing locals, reported that the Kashmiris had been in a state of shock and so they had been nonetheless processing what occurred.
In a separate incident, a protester died after being chased by police throughout a curfew in occupied Kashmir’s major metropolis, left in turmoil by an Indian authorities transfer to tighten management over the restive area, a police official mentioned on Wednesday.
The dying was confirmed by police after the federal government handed a presidential decree on Monday stripping the Muslim majority area of its longstanding semi-autonomous privileges.
Regardless of a paralysing curfew, imposed to go off unrest, sporadic protests have been reported by residents in Srinagar.
A police official, talking on situation of anonymity, instructed AFP that in a single incident a youth being chased by police “jumped into the Jhelum river and died”.
The incident occurred in Srinagar’s outdated city which has turn out to be a hotbed of anti-India protests in the course of the three-decade lengthy insurgency in Kashmir that has left tens of 1000’s lifeless.
A supply instructed AFP that at the very least six folks have been admitted to hospital in Srinagar with gunshot wounds and different accidents from protests.
Indian police insist that occupied Kashmir has been primarily peaceable because the curfew was imposed at midnight Sunday.
‘SRINAGAR A GHOST TOWN’:
In the meantime, Kashmir’s capital Srinagar regarded like a ghost city, with a stringent curfew coming into the third day.
Residence to a couple of million folks, Srinagar now seems like a ghost-town: armed troopers on avenue corners and in entrance of barbed wire barricades make up a lot of the few folks to be seen.
Armed Indian troopers stand in entrance of barbed wire in occupied Kashmir’s near-silent summer season capital of Srinagar throughout a large safety lockdown imposed on the restive area by the Hindu nationalist authorities.
Info from the Himalayan area – some of the militarised on the earth – is scarce. All cellphone connections and the web had been reduce when the curfew was imposed.
Indian troopers man checkpoints about each 100 metres on major roads within the metropolis. Solely folks in important jobs are allowed to go away their houses.
Nearly each store is closed and residents mentioned no contemporary produce is arriving.
Most individuals stocked up with provides of meals within the days forward of the curfew as rumours mounted that the New Delhi authorities was about to make its constitutional transfer, stripping Kashmir of its particular privileges.
With the curfew biting, solely troopers and police of the occupation drive loiter in entrance of apparently deserted buses and vibrant vehicles that block streets of shuttered shops.
Pigeons and stray canines within the metropolis’s scenic squares are untroubled by vacationers, who journey to the area to benefit from the picturesque lake and native handicrafts and touts trying to hawk the most recent wares.