“They will be released after election ends in their districts on May 3,” police say.
Owais Ahmad Mir, a seventh grade student was shot by security forces in Kupwara district. Last week, Indian authorities had partially banned civilian movement on the crucial National Highway which connects Kashmir to the rest of India.
Political parties and civil society have lashed out at the government’s decision to allow only military vehicles and convoys to use the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Sundays and Wednesdays till May 31. Residents alleged it was a move to turn Kashmir into another Gaza
According to a report by Amnesty International, more than 715 detainees have been killed in custody in Kashmir between 1990-1994.
Glimpse of everyday life in highly militarized Kashmir after the February 15 suicide attack in Pulwama which almost brought India and Pakistan at the brink of war.