Strict curfew imposed in IoK

Security forces imposed a strict curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Saturday where anti-India protests have claimed 55 lives in two months.

Authorities stepped up the curfew in occupied Srinagar after four people were martyred on Friday in the latest of a series of demonstrations against New Delhi’s rule in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

“We have enforced a curfew across Srinagar to maintain law and order,” chief district magistrate Meraj Kakroo said.

The latest killings — of three teenage students and a 65 year-old-man — came as Kashmiris marked the first Friday of the Ramadan fasting month where many people in the mostly Muslim region visit mosques to pray.