Complete shutdown in Pulwama to mourn killing of two youths
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed in Pampore, Awantipora and other areas of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday to mourn the killing of two youths by Indian troops.
The youths identified as Tasaaduq Amin Shah, a resident of Kadlibal, Pampore, and Irfan Ahmed Dijoo of Naina Litter area of Pulwama were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora.
All shops, business centres and educational institutions were closed in Pampore, Awantipora and many other areas while traffic is off the road.
Meanwhile, people in large numbers are visiting the residences of the slain youth on the second day to express solidarity with their families.
On the other hand, the occupation authorities continue to suspend the train service on Srinagar-Banihal track on the second successive day.
SEHRAI, OTHERS PAY TRIBUTES TO MARTYRED YOUTH
Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and other Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to two Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama.
The troops martyred the youth, Irfan Ahmed Dego and Tasaduq Amin Shah, during a violent cordon and search operation at Braw Bandina in Awantipora area of the district.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said because of the repressive policies of the Indian government, the fourth generation of Kashmiris has been pushed to the wall. The insensitivity of the Indian authorities is the sole reason for the unabated bloodshed in occupied Kashmir, he added.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said the continued atrocities by Indian troops will not be able to suppress the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.
He also paid tributes to senior journalist, Shujaat Bukhari, on his first death anniversary.
A delegation of Muslim Khawateen Markaz visited the residences of the martyred youth, paid homage to them and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement chairman Muhammad Shafi Lone, in a statement in Srinagar, said that India was pursuing the policy of repression in occupied Kashmir and was using every brutal tactic to suppress the genuine voices of the people of the territory.
He appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and put pressure on New Delhi to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.