Girl, youth injured in troops’ firing succumb to injuries

Girl, youth injured in troops’ firing succumb to injuries

ISLAMABAD: At least two persons including a teenage girl who were injured in the firing of Indian troops in Kulgam

and Badgam districts succumbed to their injuries.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the 14-year-old girl, Muskan Jan, was critically injured when the troops resorted to indiscriminate firing after an attack by unknown gunmen at an army camp in Khudwani on Thursday.

She succumbed to her injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar. A youth shot at by the troops near an army camp in Chattergam area of Badgam last evening breathed his last at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Muskan in her native area amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

Complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts on Saturday to mourn the killings of six youth by Indian troops in Bijbehara yesterday. After several rounds of funeral prayers, one of the martyred youth, Firdous Ahmad Mir, was laid to rest in his native Machpuna area in Pulwama district.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations in their statements paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred in Bijbehara, yesterday. They said that the brutality of India had crossed all the limits in occupied Kashmir, pushing the youth to the wall and then legalising their killings.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a tweet appealed to the international community to help stop the massacre of Kashmiris. Delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League visited the residences of the martyred youth and expressed solidarity with their families.