Indian troops martyr two youths in Occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youths in Shopian district on Saturday.
The martyred youth have been identified as Shahjahan Mir and Abid Hussain Wagay.
Meanwhile, people took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters. Over 20 demonstrators were injured in the brutal actions of the forces’ personnel.
Doctors at Shopian hospital said that 20 persons with pellet injuries were brought to the hospital. They said that of these injured, four were referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Brutal killings by Indian troops condemned
Hurriyat leaders and organizations have denounced in strong terms the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy, Owais Ahmed Mir, by Indian troops in Kupwara district.
A boy Owais Ahmad Mir, a 7th class student, was killed when the troops opened fire in Mandigam area of the district.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) acting chairman Abdul Hameed Butt, in a statement issued in Srinagar, termed the cold-blooded murder of Owais Ahmed as cowardly act by the troops. He said that frustrated by the exemplary resistance of Kashmiris, the troops were targeting unarmed civilians in the occupied territory.
He said use of brute force by the Indian authorities is a clear display of their frustration.
Abdul Hameed Butt also condemned the continued illegal detention of party chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, in the custody of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA). He said that from past three days, the whereabouts of the JKLF Chairman were not known. “Nobody is being allowed to meet him and even his family has not yet been informed about his well-being and whereabouts, he deplored.”
Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement chairman Muhammad Shafi Lone, in a statement in Srinagar, strongly condemned the use of brute force on peaceful protesters by the Indian troops. He deplored that the people are not even allowed to protest peacefully.
A spokesman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi said that India was using brutal tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment but would never succeed in its nefarious design.