Death toll hits 64 in IHK, Indian atrocities enters 28th day

The death toll during the protests in Indian-held Kashmir against the killing of separatist leader Burhan Wani reached 64 with more than 6,000 injured under treatment in hospitals as the violence enters 28th day. Read more: Violence in Indian Kashmir is terrorism, says Ch Nisar Thousands of people defying curfew came out of their houses, the other day, and held forceful anti-India demonstrations in almost all 10 districts of the Valley and Kishtwar in Jammu region. The protesters chanted pro-freedom slogans. Police used brute force on participants of a procession. The protesters were marching towards the Srinagar UN observer office by while chanting slogans which read, “UN Wake Up – Wake Up’, We Want Plebiscite’ and ‘State Terrorism Down-Down.’ Read more: Man found dead with 300 pellets in Indian-held Kashmir The troops burnt over three dozen motorcycles of youth during a rally in Pahalgam. Meanwhile, shops, businesses and schools remained closed for the 28th straight day Friday (today) due to a strike called by separatists demanding an end to Indian rule in the region. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising against Indian rule and the subsequent Indian military crackdown.

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