Srinagar, March 28, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four youth in Shopian and Kupwara districts, today. Three youth identified as Sajad Khanday, Aqib Ahmad Dar and Basharat Ahmad Mir were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Yarwan area of Shopian district. Another youth was martyred in Langate area of Kupwara.
Spontaneous shutdown was observed in Shopian, Pulwama and Handwara areas against the latest killings. Massive anti-India and pro-freedom protests were held in Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Bijbehara, Sopore and Handwara areas. Indian forces used brute force and fired pellets and teargas shells leaving many mourners injured. Students of Degree College Kulgam also came out of their classes and staged anti-India protests. The troops set ablaze a residential house in Tangbal-Kujar area of Kulgam district.
The authorities suspended internet service in Sopore, Handwara and Kupwara areas and ordered the closure of educational institutions. Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in different areas of the territory. A sea of women and men shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans gathered outside the residence of Aaqib Ahmad in Bhatnoora area of Pulwama to see his last glimpses. The mourners singing songs of freedom marched towards the graveyards to perform the last rites of the martyrs. A group of mujahideen appeared among mourners and offered gun salute to the victim youth.
A powerful blast damaged a house and a car near an Indian forces’ bunker in Alochi Bagh area of Srinagar. Body of a government school teacher was found under mysterious conditions in Balnoie area of Poonch district. An unidentified female body was recovered from river Jhelum in Sumbal area of Bandipora district. Muslim Deeni Mahaz in a statement expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health condition of party’s illegally detained President, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo who is languishing in Udhampur jail in Jammu.
On the other hand, fifty members of the European Parliament through a letter addressed to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, called for ban on the use of pellet guns on civilians in occupied Kashmir. Wajid Khan, a Labour Member of the European Parliament has authored the letter. The letter particularly points out that the use of pellet guns is barbaric and against the international human rights law. The immunity enjoyed by the Indian troops is untenable and cannot continue.
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