India martyrs two youth in Pulwama

Wednesday – June 24, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian troops in their fresh act of State terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, on Tuesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the youth were killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation (CASO) at Bandzoo area of the district.

Earlier, an Indian central reserve police force (CRPF) personnel was killed in an attack during operation in the same area. The operation continued till last reports came in.

The authorities blocked all entry and exit points of the area and also suspended mobile internet services.

The Indian troops are killing innocent Kashmiri youth in fake encounters to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

An analytical report released by the KMS research section, Tuesday, the killing of innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in fake encounters has become an order of the day.

The report citing relatives of the martyred youth said, Indian army is involved in picking up the youth either from jails or from houses and killing them in stage-managed encounters after falsely labelling them as over-ground or underground workers of mujahid organisations.

It pointed out that the Indian army has a history of extrajudicial killings of innocent and unarmed Kashmiris in the occupied territory and that the Pathribal and Machil fake encounters are its examples.

The report said India is carrying out a massacre of Kashmiri youth to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission.

“India is continuously killing innocent and peaceful Kashmiris. Every other day, Indian troops kill youth in staged encounters,” it added.

The report said that during the last couple of years the Indian troops have intensified the so-called CASOs across the occupied territory to create a sense of fear among the Kashmiri masses.

It maintained that under an inhuman practice, the Indian authorities are now denying the dead bodies of the martyred youth to their families and burying them at unknown locations to prevent massive participation of people in the funeral prayers.

The report said it is the high time for the international community, particularly the united nations (UN), to take cognisance the genocide of Kashmiris and hold India accountable for its war crimes in occupied Kashmir.