Journalist among many injured in troops’ firing

Journalist among many injured in troops’ firing

In occupied Kashmir, scores of people including a journalist were injured after Indian troops fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells on protesters in Shopian, Pulwama and Baramulla districts, on Tuesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, people took to the streets in Memander area of Shopian against a cordon and search operation launched by Indian troops. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters.

A team of India’s National Investigation Agency carried out a raid at the residence of a well-known Kashmiri businessman, Fayaz Ahmed Mir, in Lalbazar area of Srinagar.

There were reports of injuries to many people in forces’ actions on protesters in Mandoora area of Tral and Palhalan in Pattan. The locals were protesting against the door-to-door search searches by the troops.

Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Muhammad Rafiq Ganai along with delegations visited the residences of martyrs in different areas of the territory. The leaders while addressing the mourners reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the mission of their martyrs to its logical end.

Meanwhile, eight Indian soldiers including an officer were critically injured in a blast in Rajwar area of Handwara in Kupwara district.

On the other hand, Congress President Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public meeting in Ujjan city of Madhya Pradesh referred to the latest spate of killings in occupied Kashmir and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mistakes had put Jammu and Kashmir on fire. He said that as a result of Narendra Modi’s approach on Kashmir, more and more youth are taking up guns against the Indian forces.