Indian troops martyr four Kashmiri youths in Pulwama
Srinagar (KMS) – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youths in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today, taking the number of the slain youth to four since yesterday.
The troops launched a violent cordon and search operation at Panjran in Lassipora area of the district, last evening, and martyred one youth. Three more youth were martyred by the troops in the same area, today. The bodies of the youth were recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops in the area.
The martyred youth were identified as Suleiman Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Imran Ahmed Butt and Aashiq Hussain Ganai. Suleiman Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, were working with the Indian police as special police officers (SPOs), who had gone missing along with their service rifles from District police Lines Pulwama on Thursday.
Meanwhile, people took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the killings. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, triggering clashes between the protesters and the forces’ personnel. Several people were injured in the brutal actions of the Indian forces.
The operation and the clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel were going on till last reports came in.
The occupation authorities suspended internet service in Pulwama and several other areas of south Kashmir.
On the other hand, Indian police and troops arrested four Kashmiri youth identified as Saddam Hussain, Safdar Ali, Muhammad Saleem and Abdul Kareem from Udhampur, Doda and Kathua districts.