ISLAMABAD: Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, have martyred another three Kashmiri youngsters in the Sopore town of occupied Kashmir.
The fresh killings on Wednesday have raised the number of martyred youths to 14 since last Thursday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youngsters during a cordon and search operation in Tujjer Sharif area of the town. The authorities suspended mobile internet services and ordered the closure of all educational institutions in the town as well.
The Joint Resistance leadership, comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has appealed to the Kashmiri people to completely boycott the upcoming elections to frustrate India’s nefarious designs of using polls as a political tool to mislead the global community.
Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed in the Bandipore district for the fifth consecutive day as protests continued against the killing of five youngsters by the Indian army. Another two youths were killed on Thursday and three others on Friday in the Sumlar area of the district. A shutdown was also observed in Shopian against the killings.
The nursing students of Soura Institute of Medical Science staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar to press for the release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal Rathar. Iqbal was arrested by the Indian police a few days ago while he was on his way to Jammu to visit his ailing father.
On the other hand, Indian police arrested Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Chairman Nisar Hussain Rathar during a raid on his house and shifted him to the Srinagar Central Jail.