Indian occupation forces in their unabated acts of state terrorism in occupied Kashmir on Sunday martyred three youth in Jammu region, as unprecedented military siege and communication blockade entered 43rd day.
The troops killed two youth in a fake encounter in Kathua district on Thursday, while another youth Akhlaq Ahmad Khan, was picked up by police from a market and was killed a few hours later at Janipur police station in Jammu city. The Indian authorities had not made the Thursday’s killings public as yet. The family members of the third victim, Akhlaq Ahmad Khan, were called by the police over phone and were asked to collect his dead body from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu. They protested against the custodial death of Akhlaq Ahmad Khan and demanded a strong action against the policemen involved in the gruesome murder.
Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region continued to remain under military siege for 43rd consecutive day, Sunday with all shops, markets and business establishments closed while public transport off the roads. Besides, communication services including mobile, internet and TV channels are snapped from 5th of August, the day India scrapped Kashmir’s special status. — KMS