IOK: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 6 more youths

IOK: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 6 more youths

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred six more youth in Chowgam area of Kulgam district, today (Saturday).

The troops killed five youth during a cordon and search operation.

People took to streets and held massive anti-India demonstrations in the area. Indian troops and police personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, killing one more youth, and injuring dozens others.

Some of the critically injured youth were shifted to various hospitals in Srinagar for treatment.

Meanwhile, spontaneous shutdown was observed in Kulgam and Islamabad districts to protest against the killings.

The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the two districts and suspended train service in Kashmir Valley.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar, today, called for complete shutdown on Monday against the killings and unabated use of force against people.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a tweet voiced serious concern over the killing of Kashmiri youth for their affiliation with the just liberation struggle.

Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Farida Bahenji, Zafar Akbar Butt, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party and Hizbul Mujahideen in their statements paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth.

Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir, Abdul Hameed Fayaz, addressing a gathering in Shopian urged India and Pakistan to start meaningful dialogue to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris.