Indian troops martyr three in Pulwama

Tuesday – May 1, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more youth including a teenager in Pulwama district, on Monday.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), the troops associated with 55 rashtriya rifles of Indian army and central reserve police force (CRPF) killed the youth during a cordon and search operation (CASO) and firing on protesters in Drabgam area of the district.

As many as 50 youth were injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by the troops. The IOK authorities used helicopters, in service, during the operation.

A teenager Shahid Ashraf Dar was killed in firing on protesters while Sameer and Aaqib Mushtaq were martyred after the troops destroyed a house in mortar shelling in Drabgam.

The killings led to massive clashes followed by a shutdown in the district.

The IOK authorities snapped internet and train services in south IOK soon after the killings.

Earlier, two army men including a major were injured in an attack in the same area of Pulwama district.

The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while strongly condemning the killings and injuries to dozens of innocent youth by the Indian troops called for a complete shutdown, today, across the occupied territory.

Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt and IOK high court bar association in their separate statements called for resolution of the Kashmir dispute through implementation of the United Nations (UN) resolutions.

The bar association condemned the manhandling of Jammu and Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by Indian police at Khanyar in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, representatives of various civil society groups, journalist bodies and social organisations through a resolution passed at a seminar in Jammu called for speedy trial of the culprits involved in the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Kathua girl.

The event was organised by Jammu and Kashmir united peace movement (JKUPM). Among those who addressed the seminar included Mohammad Sharief Sartaj, Mohammad Rashid Qureshi, S Narinder Singh Khalsa, Deepika Singh and Talib Hussain.

On the other hand, Indian government has decided to deploy black cat (BC) commandos of the national security guard (NSG) to help Indian army and paramilitary forces in crushing the freedom movement in the occupied territory.

An Indian home ministry official confirmed to media in New Delhi that the government was planning to deploy NSG commandos known as BC in IOK.