In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at least seven Indian troops died while dozens others were injured in an accident in south Kashmir Islamabad district. Seven personnel were killed and 33 others were critically injured when a bus, they were travelling in, fell into a deep gorge in Pahalgam area of the district, an official said. The bus was on its way from Chandanwari to police control room Srinagar.
In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police have arrested dozens of youth in Handwara area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Indian police arrested the youth including Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League member Irshad Ahmad during house raids in Kralgund area of Handwara.
Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter General Secretary and JKML leader, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, in a statement issued in Islamabad strongly condemned the arrest of party member Irshad Ahmad and other youth in Handwara. He appealed to the international community particularly to UN to take cognizance of the worst human rights situation in IIOJK.
He also expressed concern over the continued illegal detention and deteriorating health of APHC Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, in New Delhi’s Tihar jail and demanded immediate release of all Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth, languishing in different jails of IIOJK and India.—KMS