Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in Shopian » Kashmir Media Service

Protesters subjected to brute force, over 20 injured

Srinagar, April 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation in Gahand area of Shopian district, today.

The killing of the youth identified as Shahjahan Mir and Abid Hussain Wagay triggered massive demonstrations in the area. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters. Over twenty demonstrators were injured in the brutal actions of the forces’ personnel. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. He also denounced the use of brute force on peaceful protesters by Indian troops and police personnel.

Protests erupted in Laser area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district, today, after Indian Army soldiers thrashed two youth for not casting their votes during the 1st phase of the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections held in the territory on Thursday. The protesters said that the army soldiers stopped the vehicle of the youth, checked their fingers and questioned them why they didn’t cast vote in elections. They started beating the youth, causing severe injuries to them.

Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the shifting of Kashmiri political detainees lodged in Jammu jails to the Indian prisons, terming the action as an act of political vengeance. The Indian authorities have shifted several political prisoners including the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz, and Vice President of Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri, to the jails in India.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Bhaderwah area of Doda district, today, to remember the victims of a massacre carried out by Indian troops in 1990. Three civilians were killed and dozens others injured on this day in 1990 in the indiscriminate firing of the troops on peaceful protesters at Seri Bazaar in Bhaderwah.

The occupation authorities booked four persons including an activist of Jamaat-e-Islami under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), in Kulgam district and shifted them to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. The authorities continued to impose curfew in Kishtwar town and its adjoining areas for the fifth consecutive day, today. The curfew was imposed in Kishtwar following the killing of a RSS leader, Chandrakant Sharma, and his personal security officer by unknown gunmen at Kishtwar district hospital on Tuesday.

On the other hand, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that its two member delegation comprising Chaudhry Tanveer Ahmed and Qari Mazhar Iqbal Naeemi met with the officials of Amnesty International in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It said that the delegation apprised the AI officials about the undemocratic decision of Indian authorities of banning a political party like JKLF and continued illegal detention of the party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.

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