India targeting youth in IIOJK to suppress Kashmiris’ struggle

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops are targeting Kashmiri youth and killing them in fake encounters across the territory to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

According to a report released by Kashmir Me-dia Service on the occasion of International Youth Day, today, Indian forces are brutally murdering Kashmiri youth for demanding their just rights in-cluding the right to self-determination.

It said, the world is commemorating International Youth Day but youth in IIOJK are being killed by Indian troops every other day.

The report pointed out that Indian troops have intensified extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in so-called cordon and search operation since 5 August 2019.

It said that 37 Kashmiri youth were killed by Indian troops in the last month of July while over 95,846 Kashmiris, mostly youth, had fallen to the Indian bullets since 1989 till date in IIOJK.

“Modi-led Indian regime must understand that no amount of brutalization will be able to subjugate the Kashmiris.

India can kill Kashmiri youth but it can’t defeat them. Everyday killings won’t make Kashmiris relent in their pursuit of freedom. The Kashmiri youth are determined to fight Indian occupation,” it added.

The report pointed out that history is witness to the fact that freedom movements can’t be sup-pressed by resorting to wanton killings.

It said the global community is duty bound to stop merciless killing of youth in IIOJK and it must come to the rescue of Kashmiris. India must be held accountable for its heinous crimes in the occupied territory, it added.—KMS

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