Indian troops martyr three Kashmiri youths in Rajouri
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youths in Rajouri district.
The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Khari Thrayat in Nowshera area of the district. The operation launched by the troops on Tuesday was going on till last reports came in.
Earlier, two Indian soldiers identified as Naik Sawant Sandip Raghu Nath and Rifleman Arjun Magar were killed in an attack in the same area on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Indian police during a house raid arrested a youth in Gund area of Ganderbal district.
On the other hand, the military siege and lockdown in the occupied territory particularly the Occupied Valley and Jammu region completed 151 days on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, a local human rights group, in its annual report released in Srinagar said there were mass arrests, torture, killings, harassment, military lockdown, curfew and gag on media and Internet during the year 2019.
The report, which covers the period from 1st January to 31st December 2019 while mentioning extrajudicial executions of civilians at a massive scale said children also faced illegal and unjust detentions, ill-treatment including torture at the hands of Indian troops during detention.
In 2019, at least 195 cordon and search operations were conducted in Kashmir, which led to multiple human rights violations of the civilian population.
The annual report said that the abrogation of the Article 370 on August 5 led to the continued military siege, curfew and restrictions in the occupied territory. The report pointed out that the permanent imposition of Section 144 was a clear violation of fundamental rights.
In 2019, media continued to face harassment by the authorities, while several journalists were beaten and thrashed. In 2019, at least 43 incidents of attacks on Kashmiris across India were reported.