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One martyred, 90 injured in firing by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir

One martyred, 90 injured in firing by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir
May 29, 2019
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, a youth was martyred and more than 90 people were injured, some of them critically, in firing by Indian forces on a sea of people protesting against the cordon and search operations launched by the troops in Kulgam and Shopian districts on Wednesday. The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters, injuring over six dozen of them at Tazipora in Kulgam district . Many of the injured were admitted to Kulgam hospital, while four hit with pellets and bullets were referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar. A house was destroyed in the forces’ action. As a result of intense resistance and stone pelting by the people, the forces had to call off the operation. In the meantime, a mujahid was rescued from the debris of the destroyed house in Tazipora area of the district. Later, he was reported as martyred. The authorities suspended mobile internet services in the district. Intense clashes were also reported during a cordon and search operation at Pinjura village in Shopian district, today. At least, two women among 20 people were injured during the clashes. The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement denounced the use of pellet guns and other human rights violations by the Indian forces in the territory. Meanwhile, thousands of people defying strict restrictions flooded the KP Road area of Islamabad town to attend the funeral prayers of a martyred an engineering student, Faisal Nazir. Faisal Nazir along with another youth was martyred by the troops in Kokernag area of Islamabad district, yesterday. The participants raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani while paying tributes to the martyrs said, everyday youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the sacred cause of freedom from Indian clutches. Students staged protest demonstrations in Ganderbal, Pulwama and Sopore areas against the killing of Faisal Nazir. Several protesting students were injured when troops opened fire on the protesting students. The killings sparked complete shutdown in Islamabad town, today. Kashmir University students, today, assembled in the varsity campus to commemorate the 10th martyrdom anniversary of Aasiya and Neelofar. The young women were raped and murdered after being abducted by men in uniform on the intervening night of 29th and 30th May in 2009 in Shopian. Another protest led by Zamrooda Habib was held at Pratap Park in Srinagar to demand justice for victim women. The University authorities manhandled the protesting students on the occasion. The students said that the Chief Proctor of the varsity along with a contingent of police arrived at the venue, snatched banners and threatened the students with dire consequence for participating in the event. People held a protest march in Poonch district of Jammu region against the digging and desecration of a graveyard by Indian Army.
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