SRINAGAR: Indian security forces baton-charged a Muharram procession in Indian controlled Kashmir as the draconian military curfew in the valley entered its 31st day.
According to reports, several people were injured as the Indian forces also shelled the Muharram procession. Meanwhile, protests and demonstrations against the India occupation of the valley continued.
The valley which has been under a curfew since August 5, remains cut off from the rest of the world due to the continued blockade and suspension of internet, mobile and landline phones and closure of TV channels.
In a stern statement issued yesterday, the British foreign secretary told the Indian government that the issue of human rights was an international issue and not a bilateral one between Pakistan and India.
Pakistan has been making extensive diplomatic efforts to highlight the plight of Kashmiris and has even downgraded bilateral ties with India, suspending trade and considering the closure of its airspace for Indian flights.