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Hold talks with Pakistan or lose Kashmir; Abdullah urges India

Line of Control Pak Army violates ceasefire for fifth time this month Indian Army retaliates

Four militants were gunned down on Monday morning by security forces in a failed infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector.

A Defence spokesman said that a group of terrorists tried to infiltrate from across the Line of Control in Keran sector but troops foiled their bid.

"A search operation is going on in the area", he said.

Six civilians were killed in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Sunday when police opened fire at protesters who stormed polling stations during a by-election for a parliamentary seat, a top officer said.

Responding to a question on how India can start the talks this time, the former chief minister said, "You have eight people dead, and God knows how many injured".

Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the agitation for "right to self determination", have called for a two-day general strike from today against civilian deaths.

Seven innocent Kashmiris were martyred by Indian forces firing on Sunday.

Kashmir has been divided between rivals India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947.

As a security measure, the internet service was suspended until April 12.

The abysmally low voter turnout of below 6%, the lowest in 30 years, is a tangible indication that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have categorically rejected the "sham elections", which can not be an alternative to the right to self determination promised to them under numerous UNSC resolutions, Aziz stated. India maintains over half a million soldiers in the region. The protests and demonstrations against Indian state terrorism intensified in different parts of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on Monday.