Indian troops kill youth in Kupwara today
Srinagar, October 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that incidents like braid chopping are being carried out to force the Kashmiri people to relinquish their struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

Syed Ali Gilani said this while addressing APHC Executive Council meeting, which was held at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar, today. The meeting, presided over by the octogenarian leader, was attended by around a dozen of its constituent members. Syed Ali Gilani condemned the police raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and praised the commitment of the Kashmiri political detainees. He said that the sacrifices of political detainees had given an impetus to the Kashmir’s freedom struggle.

Indian troops during their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a youth in Kupwara district, today. The youth was killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Ananwan area of Handwara. Indian army cordoned off Kota Sernard area of Bandipora district and launched a search operation.

A woman was shot dead and another injured in an attack by unidentified assailants in Seer area of Pulwama district, today. In another incident, a Central Reserve Police Force man was injured in a grenade attack in Tral area of the district.

The authorities invoked draconian law, Public Safety Act for fourth time against an 80-year-old leader of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf. Sheikh Yusuf, a resident of Sopore, is currently lodged at Kupwara jail.

Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Ghulam Nabi War and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi in a joint statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Bijbehara on their death anniversary today. Over 40 civilians including 25 students were killed and hundreds others injured in indiscriminate firing by Indian Border Security Force on a peaceful protest in Bijbehara on this day in 1993. KMS


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