India intensifies killing spree in IIOJK to intimidate Kashmiris

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Indian troops martyred 10 innocent youth in three days

India has intensified its killing spree in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir following the unjust sentencing of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, for life imprisonment by a Delhi court on Wednesday, as ten persons have been martyred by Indian troops in the last three days.

The troops during cordon and search operations martyred two youth each in Soura locality of Srinagar city and in Awantipora area of Pulwama district, today. In violent military operations, the troops martyred three youth at Jumagund in Kupwara district, yesterday, and as many in Pattan area of Baramulla district on Wednesday. The troops are also continuing a massive operation in Bagyaldara area of Poonch district.

Kashmir watchers say that the recent surge in killings in IIOJK is aimed at intimidating the Kashmiris so that they do not stage large scale protests against the biased court verdict against Yasin Malik. The occupation authorities continue to deploy Indian troops and police personnel in strength across the territory to prevent people from protesting against the awarding of lifer to the JKLF Chairman. Fearing massive demonstrations, the authorities even disallowed people to hold Juma prayers, today, at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and other mosques of the Kashmir Valley. Shutdown continued on the third consecutive day, today, in Maisuma, Aabi Guzar, Lal Chowk, Nowhatta and other areas of Srinagar against sentencing of Yasin Malik.

Meanwhile, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders, Advocate Devinder Singh Behl and Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in their statements said Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government cannot force the Hurriyat leaders to surrender their cause by subjecting them to political vengeance.

Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti, today, said the muscular and repressive policies of BJP-led Indian government have resulted in deterioration of the situation in IIOJK. She said, the Modi regime is often seen claiming that everything has improved, but nothing of such has happened, as innocent killings are taking place every day in the territory. Mehbooba Mufti made the remarks after visiting the residence of a woman artist, who was recently killed by unknown gunmen in Badgam district.

In Islamabad, APHC-AJK chapter held a protest demonstration outside the Faisal Masjid, today, against victimization of Muhammad Yasin Malik by the Modi regime for his role in the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement. The protesters appealed to the world community to play a role in the release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including Yasin Malik.—KMS

 

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