Indian troops martyr two more youth in IOKIndia urged to shun policy of delay, obduracy

Srinagar, June 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today.

The troops killed the youth identified as Gulzar Ahmed and Basit Ahmed during a siege and search operation in Rafiabad area of the district.

People staged forceful demonstrations in Hajin area of Bandipora district forcing Indian troops to call off a military operation. Youth took to streets and pelted stones on the forces’ personnel. The troops lobbed teargas shells on the protesters, triggering clashes.

The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a public gathering in Srinagar urged India to shun its policy of delay and obduracy on Kashmir and take necessary steps for settlement of the dispute. APHC General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement said that stubbornness being exhibited by Indian leadership on Kashmir was pushing the South Asian region towards the brink of war.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement criticized Indian forces for thrashing civilians and arresting youth at various places in the occupied territory. He said that terrorists in uniform had no respect for holy month of Ramadan, women and children as they only knew how to kill, maim, blind and humiliate civilians.

Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in a statement condemned the inhumane attitude of the authorities towards the detainees and appealed to the world human rights organizations to take necessary measures for the protection of inmates’ rights in the territory. Kashmir Bar Association said that India was using its National Investigation Agency as a weapon against pro-freedom leadership.

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres while responding to a question in New York said that he was engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Meanwhile, Sikhs and Kashmiris living in the UK through a memorandum urged the British government to change its policy towards India. They characterized the Hindutva surge in India as a fascist threat to Christians, Dalits, Muslims and Sikhs alike. The memorandum called for genocide perpetrators to be punished by the UN established tribunals.

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