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Two youth martyred in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces

KASHMIR: At least two youth were martyred by Indian occupying forces in Shopian district of the valley.

Internet services were also suspended in the district while the Indian forces conducted a ‘cordon and search’ operation.

On Thursday, Indian security forces arrested 44 Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, 38 people were arrested during night raids in Tahab and Chewakalan areas of Pulwama, while six others were arrested in Vehil and Narwah areas of Shopian.

In April, the occupying Indian army martyred 13 Kashmiris including a young boy.

According to data collected by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, 132 people were critically injured by pellets, bullets and teargas shells over the course of the month.

At least 182 civilians, mostly youth and Hurriyat leaders and activists, were arrested and several of them were booked under the black law, Public Safety Act. Indian troops also molested six women and damaged 20 houses during April.

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