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Saturday Aug 31 2019
By
APP
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Web Desk

During 29 years, more than 8,000 Kashmiris disappeared in Indian custody

By
APP
,
Web Desk
Curfew and lockdown continue for 27th consecutive day in occupied Kashmir. — File photo

SRINAGAR: During the past 29 years, more than 8,000 Kashmiris disappeared in the custody of Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir, according to Kashmir Media Service.

The news agency in its report said that thousands of unidentified graves were found in the occupied valley.

It is feared that they might be of those who have gone missing over the years in Indian custody.

Meanwhile, the curfew and communication blackout continued in parts of occupied Kashmir, Peer Panchal and Chenab on the 27th consecutive day.

People are facing acute shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines due to the lockdown.

The Kashmir valley remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 5, due to continued blockade and suspension of internet, mobile and landline services and closure of TV channels.

The printing of local newspapers remains suspended while schools shut.