Clashes between students, troops

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation in Kukarnag area of Islamabad district, today.

The killings triggered intensive clashes between the local youth and the forces’ personnel. In another incident, a teen age boy was killed and another injured after a mortar shell went off in Bandipora district. The boys were playing in an open field when suddenly a mortar shell of Indian army exploded in Gurez area of the district.

The Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the extension of judicial remand of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik by a National Investigation Agency court upto July 7. The JRL said that the illegal detention of Muhammad Yasin Malik was being prolonged in violation of fundamental human rights.

Clashes broke out between Indian troops and protesters in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during a cordon and search operation in Karimabad area of the district. The troops used force and fired teargas shells, while the youth pelted stones on them.

Meanwhile, massive clashes erupted between students and Indian troops in Gandarbal and Sopore areas against the killing of mujahid commander, Zakir Moosa by Indian army. The Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal campus and Government Degree Collage Gandarbal blocked the road outside the campus in protest. The students of Degree College Sopore staged the protest inside the college and when they tried to march outside, police and paramilitary personnel prevented them, triggering clashes.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai while remembering the rape-and-murder victims from Shopian, Aasiya and Nilofar said that they lost their chastity and life only because they belonged to an oppressed territory. He deplored that perpetrators of Shopian tragedy were roaming scot free despite the lapse of 10 years of the incident.

A delegation of Young Men’s League led by its chairman, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, visited Shopian to express solidarity with the family members of rape and murder victims, Aasiya and Nilofar.

Hurriyat leaders Bilal Siddiqui and Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi along with delegations visited the residence of martyred Zakir Musa at Noorpora in Tral area of Pulwama district.

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