Indian troops martyr one youth in IIOJK

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Srinagar

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Rawalpora area of the district.

A senior Indian police officer claimed that the youth was a mujahid and was killed in a clash with the troops.

The operation was going on till last reports came in. Meanwhile, the occupation authorities suspended internet service in the district to prevent dissemination of information about the brutalities of Indian forces in the area.

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Baramulla and Shopian districts.

The troops cordoned off Lathishart Tujjar area of Sopore in Baramulla district and launched house-to-house searches. The troops also sealed entry and exit points of the area.

Lathishart lies adjacent to Tujjar Sharief area of Sopore where Indian troops had martyred a prominent freedom activist, Ghani Khawaja, in a fake encounter on Tuesday.

The troops also laid a siege around Safnagri area of Shopian and carried out door-to-door searches.

The operations in these areas were going on till last reports came in. Moreover, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police arrested eight innocent Kashmiri youth from Shopian and Doda districts.

The police arrested seven youth during house raids in Dachipora, Meemender and Vehil areas of Shopian district.

The youth were identified as Samiullah Chopan, Hilal Ahmed Wani, Rameez Ahmed Wani, Rauf Ahmed Wani, Zahid Ahmed Wani, Faizan Ahmed Khan and Shahid Ahmed Rathar.

The police labeled them as over-ground workers of a mujahid organization.

The police arrested another youth, Firdous Ahmed, in Bikheryan area of Doda district.

Moreover, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social and Justice League (JKYSJL) has expressed concern over the nocturnal raids and arrest of over two dozen youth under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in different areas of the territory.

The JKYSJL General Secretary, Sameena Banoo in a statement issued in Srinagar slammed India for pushing the Kashmiri youth to the wall.

She said that the Indian forces had wreaked havoc and created a sense of insecurity among the youth in IIOJK, particularly in South Kashmir.

She further said that banning organizations, jailing leaders and restricting every peaceful political dissent is not a democracy.

She added that these measures were against the ethics of democracy and would have devastating effects.

Sameena Banoo said, by suppressing the Kashmiris’ peaceful struggle for securing their right to self-determination and denying them their democratic and basic rights, the Indian authorities are negating their own claim of biggest democracy.—KMS

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