Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in Kupwara


Srinagar—The puppet authorities continued to impose stringent curfew and other restrictions for the 22nd consecutive day, today, across the Kashmir Valley to prevent demonstrations against the killing of innocent people by Indian forces.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Muhammad Yasin Malik, have jointly given a call for holding of sit-in protests on roads and offering of Asar and Maghrib prayers there, today. But, as per reports, the authorities have further tightened the restrictions to thwart the protest programme. The authorities have blocked all roads, deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength.
However, defying curfew restrictions, people took to the streets in Kawoosa and Magam areas of Budgam, Imam Sahab Shopian and Kanelwan area of Islamabad district. People were shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Around 120 people were injured, some of them critically, due to the use of brute force by Indian forces’ personnel on protesters across the Kashmir Valley, yesterday.
Meanwhile, the puppet authorities shifted the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation, Muhammad Yasin Malik, from Kothibagh Police Station to Central Jail, Srinagar, today. Other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Bilal Siddiqui were kept under house arrest or in police custody.
Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth during a siege and search operation at Nowgam in Kupwara district, today. Earlier, two Indian soldiers were killed and another was injured in an attack in the same area.
Indian Army claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the activist of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir, Fayaz Ahmad Rather, who was shot dead by unidentified persons at Saidpora in Sopore, yesterday.
They held forceful demonstrations against the killing and shouted high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
In Islamabad, the APHC-AJK chapter has arranged a two-day photo exhibition at the Centaurus Mall in Islamabad from today to highlight Indian brutalities on the people of occupied Kashmir.
A large number of people belonging to different walks of life visited the photo exhibition and expressed solidarity with the people of the occupied territory. —KMS

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