SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Rajouri district as the lockdown entered in the 151st day.
The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Nowshera area of the district.
Meanwhile, Indian police arrested a youth in Ganderbal district during a house raid.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, a local human rights group, in its annual report released in Srinagar said there were mass arrests, torture, killings, harassment, military lockdown, curfew and gag on media and Internet during the year 2019.
The report, which covers the period from 1st January to 31st December 2019 while mentioning extrajudicial executions of civilians at a massive scale said children also faced illegal and unjust detentions, ill-treatment including torture at the hands of Indian troops during detention.
The annual report said the abrogation of the Article 370 on August 5 led to the continued military siege, curfew and restrictions in the occupied territory.
The report pointed out that the permanent imposition of Section 144 was a clear violation of fundamental rights. In 2019, media continued to face harassment by the authorities, while several journalists were beaten and thrashed. In 2019, at least 43 incidents of attacks on Kashmiris across India were reported.
On the other hand, military siege and lockdown in the occupied territory particularly the Kashmir valley and Jammu region completed 151 days, today.