Kashmiri journalist detained by Indian Troops

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Kashmiri Journalist kidnapped by Indian Army


Indian troops confined a Kashmiri journalist working for a local newspaper in an overnight attack at his home in the Tral zone of Southern Pulwama area, his family said on Thursday.

Irfan Ahmad Malik, 28, works for Greater Kashmir, the biggest circulation daily newspaper in the Kashmir valley. It was not promptly clear why he had been confined.

The capture comes as the Kashmir region stays under a clampdown by the Indian armed force and police, including the passing out of telephone and internet connections in lockstep with the Indian government’s declaration on Aug. 5 that it was removing exceptional status from Jammu and Kashmir state.

“The troops hopped over the compound mass of our home the previous evening at around 11:30 p.m.,” said Malik’s dad, Mohammad Amin Malik, 57.

“We were asleep, they thumped at the door. We opened the doors and troops aked for Irfan. He was taken along. We asked for reasons behind his arrest, they decline to say anything,” he said.

A representative for the Jammu and Kashmir government, Rohit Kansal, revealed to Reuters that he would look for data about the capture.

“I just heard about the incident. We are trying to verify it. We will collect details and look into it. As of now, we have no information,” he said.

In excess of 500 local leaders and activists have been confined in the previous 12 days of the crackdown.

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Malik had worked for the paper for as long as three years in the fretful town of Trail, which is a hotbed of militancy in a decades-old Kashmiri dissident development.

Malik’s dad said he was told by an official at the Awantipora police headquarters on Thursday morning that there were “orders from the top” to capture his child yet the nearby police did not know the reason. They declined to discharge him.

Cleaning ceaselessly her tears, Malik’s mom, Haseena, told media: We curse the day he chose to become a journalist.”

The two guardians addressed Reuters in Srinagar, where they were wanting to see authorities to argue for their child’s discharge.

India’s move this month fixed New Delhi’s grip over the nation’s just Muslim-dominant part locale. It implies that non-occupants will never again be restricted from purchasing property in the state and state government occupations will never again be held for inhabitants.

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