ISLAMABAD:In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two youth during a cordon and search operation at Shashtargam in Dooru area of Islamabad district.
The killings triggered massive protests in Islamabad town, Dooru, Dialgam and other areas. The protesters raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian policemen and troops who were deployed in strength resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters, triggering severe clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel.
Many people sustained injuries during the clashes. Hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers in absentia held for the martyred youth in Khargund area of Dooru.
Spontaneous shutdown was observed in several areas of Islamabad district to mourn the killing of the youth. The puppet authorities snapped the mobile internet services in Islamabad and Kulgam districts besides suspending the train service between Srinagar and Banihal.
In a statement in Srinagar, Senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai expressed serious concern over the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails.
At a meeting in Srinagar, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and pro-freedom leaders and organizations including Zafar Akbar Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War and Democratic Freedom Party paid rich tributes to the youth martyred in Islamabad district.
In London, speakers at an interactive Kashmir Conference said, the forthcoming Commonwealth Summit is a great opportunity for the British Kashmiris to draw attention of the leaders of Commonwealth countries towards early settlement of the Kashmir dispute for peace in the region.