Decision means Indian troops will stop door-to-door house searches, but will 'still retaliate if attacked'NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday announced that it was suspending military operations in the Indian-occupied Kashmir in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramazan. India has 500,000 troops in Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both. The decision means Indian troops will stop door-to-door house searches — but they will still retaliate if attacked, officials said. There was no immediate response from freedom fighters that have been fighting Indian occupation in the territory for nearly three decades. Violence escalated after Indian troops killed Burhan Wani in a 2016 gunfight that led to months of street protests in which scores of demonstrators were killed.
Source: The Express Tribune May 16, 2018 16:18 UTC