The troops killed the youth during a violent cordon and search operation at Goitango Laam in Tral area of the district. In the meantime, three personnel of Indian forces including a Special Police Officer were killed in an attack in the same area.
People took to streets in Tral town against the operation. The troops used brute force and fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells injuring more protesters.
The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , in a statement issued in Srinagar asked India to repeal draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, from the territory. The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, addressing a party meeting in Bijbehra also made the similar demand.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference during a meeting in Srinagar urged the international community to fulfil its responsibilities to mitigate the sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir due to illegal occupation of India.
On the other hand, the Communist Party of India-Marxist in a statement issued at the end of its 22nd Congress in Hyderabad, India, said that the policies of Narendra Modi-led government are pushing Jammu and Kashmir into disaster.
Meanwhile, former Indian minister and seasoned politician Yashwant Sinha upon return last month from his eight-day visit to occupied Kashmir, has acknowledged that Indians are losing the valley.
This was disclosed by none other than the former Indian intelligence chief, Amarjit Singh Dulat, while delivering a lecture on Kashmir in Pune.
Yashwant Sinha in his findings had said that the situation in Kashmir had deteriorated further. APP/AFP