India, Asia (INL): At least 21 freedom fighters have been killed in a military operation in Indian-administered Kashmir amid a lockdown against the coronavirus. Such information has been found in the report of the online version of The Hindu, a popular media in India.
India’s popular online portal The Hindu, reported at the time that gun battles broke out between the army and “terrorists” near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on Saturday (April 25) morning. Three ‘terrorists’ have been killed in army firing in Goripora area of Avantipora in Pulwama district.
Earlier, security forces killed two terrorists in Arwani, Bijbihara in south Kashmir on Friday. The slain ‘terrorists’ abducted a policeman. At least 18 “terrorists” were killed in an army operation in Kashmir during the lockdown, The Hindu reported on Friday.
The Indian government and the country’s media refer to Kashmir’s independence activists as ‘terrorists and Jongi’. The freedom fighters of Kashmir have been fighting for self-governance and independence for a long time.
A PTI News report quoted a government official as saying that 50 “terrorists” had been killed in military operations in Kashmir so far this year. At the same time, 17 members of the security forces were also killed.
A 21-day lockdown has been declared in India since March 25 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Later it was extended till May 3. There is talk that it could be extended to May 16 by adding another clause.