In an armed engagement in Indian occupied Kashmir, 5 Indian military personnel died along with two rebels on Saturday.
According to Indian media, Indian forces raid the house where rebels made some people hostage. As the situation unfolded, a team having five counterinsurgency members entered the house in the Handwara area, and according to the Indian army statement, they “successfully extricated the civilians.”
According to a local policeman, an army colonel stormed the hideout with his team based on intelligence reports. As they entered the house, the rebels gunned them down with heavy firing. As the situation got worse, special forces came and eliminated two insurgents at the spot while the other two rebels fled the scene.
Meanwhile, in an explosion in Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday, at least eight civilians injured in the nearby territory. Police, however, are still busy in finding the cause of the explosion.
Daily Operations of Indian forces continued in Kashmir amid Anti-State Protests:
Despite coronavirus lockdown, Indian forces did not stop to carry their “daily operations” in Kashmir. Since August 5, 2019, Kashmir is under absolute lockdown with limited access to the internet. Little does the world know about the actual condition and atrocities which are happening in the region. Meanwhile, anti-India protests continued in the region despite lockdown, and India is busy curbing them by force.
Firing at Line of Control:
Besides insurgency in IOK, the de-facto border Line of Control (LOC), which divides Indian administrated Kashmir from Pakistan administrated Kashmir, also witnessed the increase of cross borders shelling on the opposite forces form both India and Pakistani troops. Two Indian soldiers died in the same on Friday while one Pakistani soldier, along with three civilians, died on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office criticized Indian Repression of Media in Kashmir:
Later on, the Foreign Office spokesperson of Pakistan Ayesha Farouqi criticized India while addressing the national press freedom day. She vehemently denounced India’s repression on media in the occupied territory and called for an end to the “campaign of harassment and intimidation.” She further added, “We express solidarity with the journalist fraternity in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which continues to face a relentless campaign of harassment and intimidation.”
The freedom campaign in Indian administrated Kashmir started in the early 1990s. Since then, almost 70,000 of the people have been killed with countless rapes of innocent women and enforced disappearances of young boys.