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IOK lockdown on 119th day haunts daily life

Indian state terrorism claimed 7 lives in NovAg AgenciesSRINAGAR: Unrelenting lockdown and military siege continued in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to haunt the daily life of the Kashmiri people on 119th consecutive day, Monday.The continued suspension of internet, prepaid and SMS services are forcing the Kashmiris to quit jobs in prestigious institutions across the world. Besides, the internet gag is also depriving them of the opportunity to attend international conferences and apply for fellowships offered by institutions of global repute, reported Kashmir Media Service. In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred seven Kashmiris during the last month of November.According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, during the month, eighty two people were critically injured in the firing by Indian troops on peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory. Sixty-five civilians, mostly youth and political activists were arrested. The troops damaged three houses during cordon and search operations. The authorities did not allow Friday prayers at historical Jamia Masjid in Srinagar since August 5.Meanwhile, a court in Srinagar granted bail to Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir and some other Hurriyat leaders in a 21-year-old fake case, registered against them in 1998 for organising a march towards UN office in Srinagar. Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Yasin Malik could not be produced before the court as they are in custody. Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu condemned the authorities for forcibly preventing a peace march of different civil society groups against the lockdown in the territory.

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