3 more youth martyred in IIOJK, toll reaches 6

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today, taking the number of the slain youth in the territory to six since Thursday.

The troops martyred the three youth during a cordon and search operation at Nagbarean in Tral area of the district. The operation was going on till last reports came in.

The troops martyred two youth and destroyed a residential house during a similar operation in Khrew area of the same district, yester-day.

The troops also continued their operation on the 3rd consecutive day, today, in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district where one youth was martyred on Thursday.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Working Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, in a state-ment issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the unabated killing spree unleashed by Indian troops across the occupied territory.

He said the stubbornness of Indian fascist regime has endan-gered the global peace with a nuclear collusion in the wake of new geopolitical situation in South Asia.

The Chairman of Kashmir Freedom Front, Syed Bashir Andrabi, in a statement condemned the surge in killing of innocent youth by Indian troops in the territory.

Meanwhile, an analytical report released by Re-search Section of Kashmir Media Service on the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, today, maintained that the people of IIOJK have been facing the worst Indian state terrorism for the last over seven decades.

It said Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has stepped up its state terrorism in IIOJK since 5 August 2019.

The report said that Indian troops have martyred over 95,850 innocent Kashmiris and subjected more than eight thousands to custodial disappearance since January 1989 till date for de-manding their right to self-determination.

It pointed out that unabated Indian state terrorism has rendered more than 23,930 women widowed and over 107,830 children orphaned in the occupied territory during the period. It said the troops have also mo-lested at least 11,245 women in the last thirty two years.

Indian police barred relatives and neighbors of a martyred youth Musaib Shah, in Khrew area of Pulwama district from holding a condolence meet-ing, today, and filed a case for violation of COVID-19 protocols.

The police also seized a tent and sev-eral carpets from the house of Musaib Shah, who was martyred by Indian troops in Khrew, yesterday.

Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti, addressing a gathering in Kulgam district, today, said if New Delhi is really interested in en-suring peace in IIOJK and the sub-continent, it must restore special status of the territory which it snatched illegally on August 5, 2019 and also re-solve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue.

On the other hand, the leaders of 19 Opposition parties of India in a virtual meeting led by Sonia Gandhi demanded restoration of full statehood to IIOJK and release of Kashmiri political prisoners. They also demanded holding of free and fair elec-tions in the territory.

The Opposition parties, how-ever, made no mention of abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to IIOJK.

as per media reports, one Indian Army soldier died and four are in critical condition after more than 30 troops col-lapsed due to heat and exhaustion at an endurance run in Mamun military station near Pathankot in Indian Punjab.—KMS

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