India injures several including two women in Badgam

Friday – May 15, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), several people including two women were injured, Thursday, when Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells on the people who were protesting against the killing of Merajuddin Shah by the troops at Kawoosa in Badgam district.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), despite restrictions, hundreds of men and women took to the streets and chanted slogans like “Go India go back” and “We want freedom”.

Indian troops launched violent cordon and search operations (CASOs) in Kulgam and Islamabad districts.

The troops sealed all the entry and exit points of Yamrach and Khanabal areas and conducted house-to-house search operations.

Meanwhile, all parties Hurriyat conference (APHC) chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has strongly condemned the cold-blooded murder of a youth, Merajuddain Shah, by Indian troops in Kawoosa area of Badgam district, Wednesday.

APHC chairman Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian occupational forces were continuously targeting peaceful Kashmiris.

He called on peace-loving nations across the world to prevent India from committing gross human rights violations in Kashmir.

APHC chairman Gilani also urged the international community to fulfil its commitment to facilitate the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum in a statement in Srinagar said that shooting and killing the youth at point blank range was an inhuman and brutal act of the Indian forces.

The forum deplored that when the entire world was grappling with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the people of Kashmir were subjected to live under a state of constant fear and uncertainty.

Other Hurriyat leaders and organisations including Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi, Umar Aadil Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Agha Syed Muntazir, Muhammad Saleem Zargar, Jammu and Kashmir liberation front (JKLF), Ummat-e-Islami (UeI) and Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (TeWeI) in their separate statements also condemned the killing of the youth.

The family members of Merajuddin Shah while talking to media in Srinagar refuted the claim by Indian police that he was killed in a fire by a central reserve police force (CRPF) man when he ignored signal at a checkpoint in Kawoosa Narbal area of the district.

They said that Shah was deliberately killed by the Indian troops.