Indian soldiery razes residences to rubbles

Tuesday – October 13, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian troops in their fresh act of State terrorism martyred two more youth, injured dozens while razing many houses and structures to rubbles in Srinagar, on Monday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the youth were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Rambagh area of the city.

The troops blasted many houses with inflammable material during the operation.

The fire swept across huge areas razing dozens of structures to the ground in the area.

As the news about the killings spread, people from Barzulla and adjoining areas took to the streets and clashed with the troops.

The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells injuring many protesters including Jammu and Kashmir Social Youth Forum chief coordinator Tawseef and Srinagar district’s Muhammad Faisal.

Heavy stone pelting was going on till last reports came in.

Meanwhile, an Indian soldier of Sashastra Seema Bal (a border patrol organisation) committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Vilagam area of Kupwara district, on Monday.

The incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in the IIOJK to 477 since January 2007.

It is worth mentioning here that two Indian soldiers took their life in the occupied territory in the two consecutive days.

Separately, earlier on Sunday, Pakistani foreign office (FO) in a press release, condemned unabated Indian State terrorism in the IIOJK.

The Pakistani FO statement continued, Pakistan strongly condemns unabated Indian State-terrorism and extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in fake “encounters” and so-called “CASOs” in IIOJK.

Over three hundred Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces during the last one year.

Four more young Kashmiris were martyred in Kulgam and Pulwama districts in IIOJK on Saturday. A 14-year old boy was seriously injured in the illegal and inhuman military crackdown.

India must realise that use of brutal force against the Kashmiri people, including extra-judicial killings, custodial torture and deaths, forced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth, use of pellet guns, destruction of houses to inflict ‘collective punishment’ on the Kashmiri communities, and other methods of subjugation have failed in the past and will not succeed in the future.

The indigenous resistance movement of the Kashmiris for their inalienable right to self-determination, as enshrined in the relevant United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, will only become stronger in the face of Indian State-terrorism.

Pakistan calls upon the international community, including the UN, human rights’ organisations and the global media, to take full cognisance of the consistently exasperating situation in the IIOJK and hold India accountable for egregious human rights’ violations and war crimes in the occupied territory.

Pakistan also urges the world community to work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people for durable peace and stability of the region, Pakistani FO statement concluded.