Indian troops martyr two youth in Baramulla

Srinagar, November 05 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over will observe Jammu Martyrs’ Day, tomorrow, to reaffirm the resolve to continue the liberation struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.

Hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris were killed by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh, Indian army and Hindu extremists in different parts of Jammu region while they were migrating to Pakistan during the first week of November in 1947. APHC leaders Bilal Siddiqui, Farida Behanj, Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League and others in their statements paid glowing tributes to the martyrs.

Meanwhile, Indian troops during their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today. The youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Uri area of the district. An Indian army spokesman in a statement in Srinagar claimed that the youth were killed in an encounter with the troops. The latest killings have brought the toll to three by Indian Army during the past two days in the Valley. A policeman, who was injured in an attack on a police party at Rajpora in Pulwama district, yesterday, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

Indian army along with personnel of police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon and search operation in Munghama area of Pulwama, today. The troops cordoned off the village from all sides and announced on loud speakers asking people to come out of their houses.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani addressing a meeting of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar said that India was not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute. He added that New Delhi had never assigned any political importance to the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir. Syed Ali Gilani expressed concern over the unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings in occupied Kashmir.

Deputy Grand Mufti of occupied Kashmir, Mufti Nasirul Islam addressing media persons in Srinagar rejected talks offer of India saying that the dialogue without involving major stakeholders would be a futile exercise. He pointed out that the appointment of interlocutor by India was aimed at befooling the people of Kashmir, and the initiative was mere an eyewash. He said that he had received an invitation for talks with the interlocutor, but he had no intention to meet him. He said that people of Kashmir would vehemently oppose the move aimed at changing the demographic set-up of the territory.

The Chairman of Kashmir Council European Union, Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels praised the Rafto Foundation of Norway for giving its annual award to two leading Kashmiri human right defenders, Parvez Imroz advocate and Parveena Ahangar.


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