JRL demands international probe into Machil fake encounter

Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Qaimoh area of the district. People took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the operation and subsequent killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. The operation and the clashes were going on in the area till reports last came in. The authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Kulgam and Islamabad districts.

Meanwhile, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar demanded impartial probe by the UN Human Rights Council or by some international agency into the killing of three youth in a fake encounter in Machil area of Kupwara district on 6th June, 2018. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an interview in Srinagar while referring to the talks offer by India said New Delhi should understand that the killing of Kashmiris and talks cannot go together.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, visited Sopore and met Ghulam Jilani Sofi and Muhammad Siddique Ganai who were recently released from New Delhi’s Tihar jail after 8 years of illegal detention. Speaking on the occasion, he demanded of India to release all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails. Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, and Yasmeen Raja, visited Kulgam and Pulwama areas and expressed solidarity with the youth recently martyred by the troops.

On the other hand, the Indian police brought illegally detained senior resistance leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, from Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu to Srinagar and produced before a court in a false case lodged against him. After the hearing, he was shifted back to Kot Bhalwal Jail. Indian police arrested seven youth during nocturnal raids in various areas of Tral town in Pulwama district.

Various media organizations and political parties in their statements strongly denounced the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Chaudhary Lal Singh, for hurling threats to the Kashmiri journalists. Lal Singh addressing media persons in Jammu yesterday said that the Kashmiri journalists seemed to be waiting to be killed just as Shujaat Bukhari was. Shujaat Bukhari was killed by unknown gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on 14th June 2018.

Speakers at a condolence reference held in Luton, UK, paid glowing tributes to Shujaat Bukhari for his services to highlight the Indian atrocities on the people of occupied Kashmir. The speakers included Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Nazir Ahmed Qureshi, Professor Muhammad Arif, Ayoub Rathor, Syed Tehsin Gilani, Shabbir Malik and Sardar Amjad Abbasi. KMS


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