Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in IOK


ISLAMABAD: Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district on Thursday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Sumlar area of the district.

On September 12, Indian forces martyred two youth and a PhD scholar in separate incidents in the disputed valley.

The troops killed 18-year-old, Furqan and Liaqat Ahmed during a cordon and search operation at Guloora in Handwara area of the district. The occupation authorities also suspended mobile Internet service and ordered the closure of educational institutions in parts of Handwara to prevent demonstrations against the killings. In a separate incident, Indian-army backed gunmen killed a 42-year old PhD scholar, Abdul Ahad Ganai, in Khanyar area of Srinagar.

On August 5, a 28-year-old cattle trader was killed and another injured allegedly in firing by Indian forces in Ramban district of IOK.

Police registered a first information report (FIR) against the personnel involved in the incident. Indian forces, however, said that the soldiers opened fire when they came under attack after challenging the people moving suspiciously in the area.

Mohammad Rafiq Gujjar (28) and Shakeel Ahmad (30), both residents of Gool, were allegedly fired upon by soldiers of the 58 Rashtriya Rifles when they were leaving Kohli village around 4 am, a police official said. He said that Gujjar died on the spot while Ahmad was injured and admitted to a hospital.

Both of them were cattle traders and had come to the village in connection with their business, the official said citing preliminary investigation.