Indian soldiery martyrs three in Shopian

Thursday – October 8, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian troops in their fresh act of State terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, on Wednesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Sugan area of the district. The operation was going on till the last reports came in.

The troops also continued their CASOs in several other areas of the occupied territory.

The killing triggered forceful ‘anti-India’ protests in Surgan area.

The protesters raised high-pitched ‘pro-freedom’ and ‘anti-India’ slogans. The troops used brute force and fired pellets, bullets and teargas shell on the protesters leaving several of them injured.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, Wednesday, condemned the killing of innocent youth saying that India was engaged in systematic genocide of the Kashmiri people.

He urged the international community to impress upon India to stop bloodshed and grant the people of Jammu and Kashmir their inalienable right to self-determination.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi (JK-ITeA) chairman Abdul Samad Inqalabai in a statement said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs will not go waste.

JK Young Men’s League (JK-YML) vice-chairman, Zahid Ashraf in a statement condemned the new wave of terrorism unleashed by the occupation regime in IIOJK.

He said that no amount of repression or State terrorism could deter the freedom loving Kashmir masses from pursuing their long cherished dream of freedom from the Indian yoke.

He paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Shopian on Wednesday.

Separately, in another move to further the Hindutva agenda and deprive IIOJK of its Muslim heritage, culture and identity, the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government issued a second notification, extending 11 laws to the occupied territory.

This marks the second round of application of Indian laws in IIOJK since the abrogation of article 370. Earlier on March 19, the Modi regime had extended the first set of 38 laws to the occupied territory.

The 11 laws have been made effective via a 136-page notification issued by the Indian ministry of home affairs and covers the banning of unregulated deposit schemes act, 2019, the building and other construction workers (regulation of employment and conditions of service) act, 1996, the contract labour (regulation and abolition) act, 1970, the factories act, 1948, the industrial disputes act, 1947, the industrial employment (standing orders) act, 1946, the motor transport workers act, 1961, the pharmacy act, 1948, the sales promotion employees act, 1976, the street vendors (protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) act, 2014 and the trade unions act, 1926.

It is worth mentioning here that as per disputed status of the territory, India cannot make adaptations and modifications of the laws for IIOJK.