In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops launched a massive search operation in villages close to the Line of Control in Poonch.
Indian army along with police personnel launched search operations in Khari Karmara area of Poonch district. The operation was going on in the area when last reports were received.
It has been the practice of the Indian army that before the launch of an operation in the areas close to the Line of Control, the troops usually pick up illegally detained Kashmiri youth from jails and kill them in a fake encounter. The army, then, describes their killings as an outcome of an exchange of fire with ‘militants’.—KMS