2 Indian soldiers killed in Kargil
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, curfew, strict restrictions and protest strike continued in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam, Islamabad, Shopian, Budgam, Kupwara, Baramulla and Ganderbal districts, on 24th consecutive day, Monday.
Many markets in interior areas of Srinagar and other cities and towns of the Valley opened on Sunday evening a per the programme of Hurriyet leaders who asked people to resume normal activities after 6:00 p.m.
Despite the restrictions, some private transport was witnessed in many uptown and outskirts areas of Srinagar city and Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh highways. Besides APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmad Shah continued to remain under illegal detentions in houses and police stations. They have extended protest shutdown till Friday.
On the other hand, two Indian Army personnel identified as Subedar Basappa Patil and Sepoy Hasansab were killed in a mine blast in Kargil area of Ladakh district while another Indian soldier of 43-Rashtriya Rifles identified as Hav Thulumga Machary was found dead near his camp in Manjakote area of Rajouri district.—KMS