Several injured in Indian troops' firing on protesters in IOK

Several injured in Indian troops' firing on protesters in IOK

In occupied Kashmir, several people were critically injured when Indian troops used brute force on protesters in Redwani area of Kulgam district.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on people who were protesting against the opening of a new army camp in Redwani.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash addressing a party meeting in Srinagar  asked India to reciprocate to Pakistan’s offer for talks and take steps for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Meanwhile, a policeman was killed in an attack on a police station in Shopian, on Sunday.

The attackers decamped with service rifle of the slain policeman.

The Karnataka-based English newspaper, Deccan Herald, while commenting on the phenomenon in its fresh publication reported that the trend of local policemen decamping with service weapons and joining freedom struggle had become a major concern for the Indian political and military establishment.

The newspaper said the tendency is indicative of strong pro-freedom sentiments among the police force.

On the other hand, an Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp at Sunderbani in Rajouri district, Jammu.

Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in an interview with an Indian news agency in New York voiced concern over the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

Antonio Guterres stressed the need for positive dialogue to resolve the issues peacefully.

The UN chief will be in India for the next three days to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.