India uses brute force on mourners in IOK
By KMSFriday – May 1, 2020
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the mourners also shouted full throated pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Bilal Ahmed along with two other youth was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Qazigund area of Kulgam district.
Indian police took into its possession the dead bodies of the martyred youth and buried them at Sheeri in Baramulla district, denying the families performing the last rituals of the slain youth.
Meanwhile, Indian troops continued their violent CASOs in Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts of the Kashmir Valley and several districts of Jammu region.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers in absentia of three youth martyred by Indian troops in Shopian and Pulwama districts.
The troops martyred two youth on Tuesday and one on Wednesday and destroyed several houses during CASOs in the area at Melhora in Zainapora area of Shopian district.
As the Indian police took into custody the dead bodies of the martyred youth and didn’t hand them over to their families, at lease two thousand people offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain youth at Melhora in Zainapora area of Shopian district.
They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
People also held funeral prayers in absentia for another martyred youth, Bilal Ahmed, in Narbal area of Pulwama district.
Bilal Ahmed along with two other youth was martyred by Indian troops during a CASO in Qazigund area of Kulgam district on Monday.
Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells on participants of the funerals.
The police had buried the dead bodies at Sheeri in Baramulla district, denying the families to perform the last rituals of the slain youth.
It is worth mentioning here that the Indian authorities in quite violation of the international laws, have started a new practice of burying the bodies of the martyred youth secretly at faraway places in unmarked graves in the territory.
The decision in this regard has been taken in view of massive participation of the locals in the funerals of the martyrs.
The move comes as the authorities believe that the funerals of the youth further incite anti-India sentiments, which might trigger another 2016-like uprising in IOK.
Separately, the general secretary of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League (JKPL), Ahmed Rather and chief Organiser, Ahmed Sheikh visited the houses of the Shopian martyrs and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
Ahmed Rather and Ahmed Sheikh addressing mourners on the occasion said that no world power could stop the Kashmiri people from raising their voice for their birthright to self-determination till complete success.
They deplored that India had been subjugating the people of occupied Kashmir for the last 7 decades by unleashing oppression causing loss of life and property to every household. However, he reiterated that no Kashmiri was ready to live with India.
Rather and Sheikh said that the Kashmiri people and their leadership and people had pledged to continue their struggle till liberation of Kashmir and will not allow the blood of Kashmiri martyrs to go waste.
The mission of the martyrs will continue till success, they maintained.
Separately, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement (JKDPM) has expressed serious concern over the large scale killing of innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian troops.
The JKDPM general secretary, Hilal Ahmed, in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the entire world was fighting the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) but India was committing genocide of innocent Kashmiris.
He said that the Indian atrocities in the occupied territory could be judged from the fact that it martyred more than a dozen innocent youth and destroyed countless residential houses in the first five days of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ahmed pointed out that India was massacring Kashmiris to suppress IOK liberation movement and change the demography of the occupied territory.
He urged the international community to put pressure on New Delhi to stop killing of innocent Kashmiris and settle the Kashmir dispute according to the united nations (UN) resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people for ensuring permanent peace in the region.