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Alleged militia attack kills two Indian police officers in Kashmir ahead of Independence Day

August 14, 2020

At least two Indian police officers were killed this Friday in an alleged militia attack on the outskirts of the city of Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir.

The attack occurred at a border post near Nowgam Pass and resulted in another police officer being injured.

The entire area is cordoned off while the police have begun looking for those responsible for an attack that took place a few hours after the start of the 1947 Indian Independence Day commemorations in Kashmir Valley for British colonial rule.

Alleged militia attack kills two Indian police officers in Kashmir ahead of Independence DayAlleged militia attack kills two Indian police officers in Kashmir ahead of Independence Day

This day has a special look in the region as it is the first since the Indian federal government decided in a row to revoke Kashmir’s special autonomous status, which included its own constitution, flag and special economic rights from protests and Attacks.

The revocation of these rights was accompanied by a repression by the police and an order to completely disrupt communications. Although the latter has eased in recent months, many opposition politicians are still in custody and high-speed internet has yet to be restored.

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