Two Indian soldiers killed, four injured in IOK attack

Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, frustrated over the exemplary unity among the Kashmiri people and Hurriyet leaders, Indian authorities have launched a malicious campaign to malign the Hurriyet leadership and the ongoing freedom movement.

Indian National Investigation Agency is continuing a massive crackdown against the resistance leaders to implicate them in false cases to break their resolve towards the freedom movement. The NIA has conducted raids on the offices and residences of many leaders and subjected them to harassment. The NIA had already questioned some Hurriyet leaders including Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar. Besides, the NIA reportedly registered a fake FIR against some Hurriyet leaders.

Meanwhile, two Indian soldiers were killed and four others injured in an attack on a convoy of Indian Army on Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Lower Munda near Qazigund, today. Soon after the incident, Indian forces’ personnel cordoned off the area and launched a massive operation to nab the attackers. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway was closed for traffic.

Complete shutdown, marked by anti-India demonstrations, was observed in Islamabad town, today, against the brutalities of Indian police. Local people told mediamen that one of the teargas shells fired by the police, yesterday, landed in a residential house in Reshi Bazar area of the town, turning four houses into ashes. Scores of youth raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans assembled in the town, today, and clashed with the police. A local traders’ body of Islamabad town took out a protest rally in Lal Chowk against the forces’ atrocities.

Fearing student protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Ahmed Butt, and other youth by Indian troops, the puppet authorities continued to close colleges and schools in Srinagar and Islamabad districts, today.

On the other hand, the New York-based Human Rights Watch in a statement posted on its website criticized the Indian Army’s recent actions in occupied Kashmir including awarding of an Army Major Leetul Gogoi who tied a civilian to his jeep and used him as a human shield. The HRW termed Major Gogoi’s action as violation of domestic and international laws. Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director at Human Rights Watch, said, support by senior army and government officials for a lawless action merely fans the flames of future lawlessness by the Indian forces.

A report published on BBC.com quoting Indian army sources reveals that morale among the soldiers stationed in occupied Kashmir was very low. The report says that many soldiers are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with their role in Kashmir, fearing that they are effectively becoming an army of occupation.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs had depicted on one of its web sections Jammu and Kashmir as not part of India.


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