Indian troops martyr two more youth in IIOJK


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

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Rajpora area of the district. These killings raised the number of martyred youth to 17 over the past five days in the territory. The troops also continued operations in Srinagar, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts. In another incident, an Indian army officer was injured in an explosion in Saujiyan area of Poonch district.

Senior APHC leader Nayeem Ahmed Khan in his message from New Delhi’s Tihar jail said the BJP-led Indian racist regime is using its judiciary as a weapon against the Kashmiris to further its Hindutva agenda in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said the life imprisonment to Muhammad Yasin Malik in a sham trial is one such example that shows how the BJP is using its judiciary to punish Kashmiri leaders for raising their voice for freedom.

Meanwhile, India is deploying more than 15,000 additional troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the garb of security for Amarnath Yatra, which is commencing in the last week of June. Indian Home Ministry has approved the deployment of the troops. These troops are in addition to over 1.1 million Indian forces’ personnel already deployed in the occupied territory.

Indian authorities did not allow mother and sister of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik to meet him in New Delhi’s Tihar jail. Yasin Malik has been shifted to an isolated cell in the jail after being sentenced to life imprisonment by an Indian kangaroo court in a sham trial.

On the other hand, a woman teacher was shot dead by unknown attackers inside High School Gopalpora in Kulgam district, today. The slain teacher was identified as Rajni, wife of Raj Kumar from Samba district.

An Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force man committed suicide by hanging himself in his room in Humhama area of Bdgam district. This incident has raised the number of such deaths among Indian forces’ personnel to 544 in the occupied territory since January 2007.—KMS