Indian troops martyr three youth in Occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued act of state terrorism martyred three youth at Khudwani in Kulgam district, on Sunday.
The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation by the troops in the district.
The killings triggered shutdown in the district. The authorities snapped mobile Internet services in twin districts of Islamabad and Kulgam to prevent anti-India protests.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the two martyred youth identified as Suhail Ahmad and Mudassar Butt in Redwani and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam district.
They also raised pro-freedom, pro-Islam and anti-India slogans. The third martyred youth was identified as Abu Muawiya.
In their separate statement, Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War, Zafar Akbar Butt and Democratic Freedom Party paid glowing tributes to the Kulgam martyrs.
A 40-year-old man, Javed Ahmed Malik was killed by Indian police in custody in Chatroo area of Kishtwar district. Javed Ahmed Malik, who was a resident of Doda, was murdered at Chatroo police station on Friday.
His killing is second such death in police custody in less than one week period. The killing led to anti-India protests in Kishtwar district.
Protestors placed the body of the deceased at Chatroo bus stand demanding the arrest of policemen involved in the gruesome murder.
Meanwhile, in a statement in Srinagar, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani has urged Indian leadership to come forward for sorting out all outstanding issues with Pakistan particularly Kashmir dispute.
He said revival of composite dialogue among all stakeholders would end the hostility between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India and open avenues for peace and reconciliation in South Asia.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement castigated Indian National Investigation Agency for not presenting detainees in court, saying it is prolonging their cases on one pretext or the other. AFP