Troops martyr 4 youth in IOK

IOK Bar resents judge’s conduct
Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred four youth in Pulwama district, today.

The youth were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Lassipora area of the district. The martyrs were identified as Tawseef Ahmad Ittoo, Zafar Ahmad Paul, Aqib Ahmad Kumar and Mohammad Shafi Butt. Tawseef belonged to Pulwama while other three martyrs were residents of Shopian district. Meanwhile, three Indian troops and a policeman were critically injured in an attack in the same area. The authorities suspended Internet service in Pulwama and Shopian districts. The troops also launched violent cordon and search operations in Qazigund and Veernag areas of the Islamabad district. The killings sparked complete shutdown in the entire South Kashmir.

The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a statement issued in Srinagar criticised Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, for disallowing a seminar saying the judge had made the decision under pressure from the Indian authorities. The seminar was meant to memorize the renowned human rights lawyer, Advocate Jaleel Andrabi, who was killed in custody of the Indian army in March 1996.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement denounced the continued illegal detention of party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt and other Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Meanwhile, the income tax department of India has seized the residential flat of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in New Delhi on the pretext of tax issue. The order passed by the department on March 29 has restrained Syed Ali Gilani from transferring the mentioned property. India has started a new wave of attaching Hurriyat leaders’ properties in order to intimidate them.

Indian police have failed to submit the inquiry report before the magisterial officer into the custodial killing of school principal, Rizwan Assad. The 29-year-old school principal was picked up by the police during a nocturnal raid at his house at Awantipora Pulwama district on March 17 and, two days later, was killed in custody at infamous interrogation centre, Cargo Camp, in Srinagar.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement paid glowing tributes to renowned physician, philanthropist and freedom leader, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru on his martyrdom anniversary.

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