India martyrs a boy, injures two girls

Thursday - January 25, 2018
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), a 17-year-old boy Shakir Ahmed Mir was martyred and many others sustained injuries after Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells against the peaceful protesters in Chaigund area of Shopian district on Wednesday; Kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

According to KMS, seriously injured Shakir Ahmed Mir, a resident of Qalampora area of Shopian was rushed to Rajpora primary health centre (PHC) where he was declared “brought dead,” while other injured persons including two girls were shifted to Srinagar hospital for further treatment.

The IOK people came out of their homes and staged forceful protest demonstrations soon after the Indian forces launched a siege and search operation in Chaigund area of district. 

Indian forces used brute force including bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters and injured several youths including two girls.

Meanwhile, all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement, said that rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua has shaken the collective conscience of the Kashmiri people.

He criticised the puppet IOK administration for its callous and careless approach towards the incident, and said instead of taking swift action against culprits, the people protesting against the gruesome incident were tortured and arrested, which illustrated the bigoted mindset of the authorities.

APHC chairman expressed heartfelt sympathies with the aggrieved family and said that people were peacefully protesting against the brutal killing of the girl, but they were manhandled and arrested.

He also took a dig at pro-India politicians who never miss a chance to make hue and cry over such gruesome incidents but at the same time share their moments with the perpetrators.

“They should remember that they are the people whose hands are soaked in blood of innocents and are responsible for humiliation and massacre of common people,” Gilani added.

The octogenarian leader denounced the Delhi-based media for their biased role, saying they are making hue and cry over petty matters but in this case, they maintained a criminal silence.

Gilani while referring to a recent statement of the puppet IOK chief minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti, where she had said that women in IOK were safe, “termed it her illusion.”

“Instead, women are molested, disrespected and humiliated by the men in uniform,” he said and added, “Police leave no stone unturned while detaining innocents, however those involved in immoral activities are shielded and given free hand.”

Meanwhile, Gilani expressed condolence on the demise of grandmother of tehreek-e-hurriyat (TeH) activist Nisar Ahmed Butt.