Indian soldiery martyrs four youth in Shopian district

Tuesday – March 23, 2021
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian troops in their fresh act of State terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, on Monday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the youth were killed by the troops in a fake encounter during a violent cordon and search operation (CASO) in Manihal area of the district.

The operation was jointly launched by the Indian army, central reserve police force (CRPF) and the Indian police.

The troops destroyed many houses during the operation.

The authorities suspended internet service immediately after the killing in the area.

The killing triggered strong ‘anti-India’ protest demonstrations in Manihal and other areas of the district.

As the news about the killing of four youth spread in the area, people came out of their houses and raised ‘anti-India,’ ‘pro-freedom’ and ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans.

Several Hurriyat activists including delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) and Haq-e-Khudiradiat Forum Jammu and Kashmir (HKF-JK) visited the area and expressed solidarity with the victim families.

Separately, Hurriyat leaders felicitated the government as well as the people of Pakistan on their Pakistan Resolution Day (March 23) and prayed for a strong, prosperous, stable and safe Pakistan.

Spokesperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen (KTK), Rafia Rasool and general secretary Shamim Shawl (SS) in their statements said that Pakistan is a centre of hope for the oppressed Kashmiri people as well as the Muslim Ummah.

They lauded the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by the Muslims for the creation of Pakistan and described the country as Almighty Allah’s blessing for the Muslims.

They maintained that Pakistan, as an ideological State, has always supported not only the just cause of the people of Kashmir but all other oppressed and suppressed people all over the world.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TH-JK) leader, Ghulam Muhammad Safi in a statement issued in Islamabad said that March 23 is the day to remember the history of Pakistani nation.

He said that Kashmiri people want a strong and stable Pakistan and pray for its prosperity, integrity and solidarity. He said, Kashmiri people are grateful to Pakistan, adding they believe that after Allah, Pakistan fully supports the Kashmir cause and will continue its support to the oppressed Kashmiris in their struggle for the right to self-determination.

The senior vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), Altaf Hussain Wani in a statement in Islamabad, greeted the people and the government of Pakistan (GoP), appreciated Pakistan’s role in advancing the Kashmir cause both at national and international levels. Highlighting the significance of the Pakistan Resolution that was adopted in 1940, he said that the resolution led to the successful culmination of Pakistan movement in 1947.

Zahid Ashraf, vice-chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League (JK-YML) in a statement also extended felicitations to the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Resolution Day.