Youth martyred by Indian forces in Kashmir


SRINAGAR: A young man was martyred early on Sunday by Indian forces in Badgam district of the Indian-held Kashmir, the Kashmir Media Service reported.

The youth was killed during a cordon and search operation at the Khan Mohallah Arizal in Beerwah area of the district. Local media reported that 17-year-old girl also sustained bullet wounds in the incident. A police spokesperson claimed that the youth was a ‘militant’ and was killed in an encounter with the troops.

On Saturday, two youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Shashtargam, in the Dooru area of the Islamabad district. The killings triggered massive protests in Islamabad, Dooru, Dialgam and other areas.

The policemen and Indian troops resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters, triggering severe clashes between the government forces and the demonstrators. 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.