India martyrs two youth, two HM comrades

Thursday – May 7, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian troops in their fresh act of State terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, on Wednesday, the chief commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) Riyaz Naikoo was also martyred along with his associate Aadil Ahmed during a cordon and search operation (CASO) by Indian troops.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the troops martyred the youth during a CASO in Sharshali area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.

An Indian police official claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in a clash with the troops.

Riyaz Naikoo had taken over as the commander of HM after popular young commander Burhan Wani was martyred by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kokarnag area of Islamabad district on July 8, 2016.

In the wake of the killing of Riyaz Naikoo and Aadil Ahmad, the authorities suspended mobile internet services in the entire occupied territory and imposed curfew-like restrictions.

Earlier, the troops martyred another two youth in Sharshali area of the district raising the toll to four in one day.

People took to the streets at different places in Pulwama district to pretest the killing of Riyaz Naikoo and other youth.

Many people were injured when the Indian troops and police resorted to brute force to quell the protests.

The all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) while paying tributes to Riyaz Niakoo and other martyrs in a statement issued in Srinagar, on Wednesday, appealed people to come out in large numbers and offer funerals of the martyrs.

The APHC also called for general strike in the occupied territory, today, against the killings.

People have been asked to offer funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs in their villages, hometowns and cities on Friday.