2 innocent Kashmiris were martyred by the Indian forces as the strike is ongoing in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Wednesday (today).
In Budgam district, Indian forces martyred 2 innocent Kashmiris during the strike. According to sources, both were martyred during the search and cordon operation in district’s Chadoora area.
The fresh wave of violence came as 2 days strike is being observed in the valley against India’s intentions to change the demography of the occupied territory by abrogating Articles 35A and 370 of the Indian constitution.
Article 35A empowers the legislature of Indian occupied Kashmir to define permanent residents and provide special rights and privileges to those residents. Article 370 gives autonomous status to occupied Kashmir.
The shutdown call was given by Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. In a statement, the leaders said the people of occupied Kashmir would resist every effort by India to change the demography of the valley.