Indian troops martyr two more youth in Kashmir


ISLAMABAD: Indian troops martyred two more Kashmiri youth in the Baramulla district in occupied Kashmir on Friday, taking the number of martyred youth to 10 since Wednesday.

The troops killed the youth during a search operation at Pazalpora in the Sopore area of the district.

Earlier, an Indian soldier, Brijesh Kumar, was critically injured in an attack in the same area. He was shifted to a military hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries.

The troops had killed six youth in Islamabad (previously known as Anantnag) and Baramulla areas yesterday, and two others in Srinagar on Wednesday.

On the other hand, one Indian soldier was killed and two others were injured in an attack at Nader Tral in Pulwama district, last evening.

Meanwhile, the occupation authorities imposed curfews and strict restrictions in Srinagar, Sopore, Kulgam and several areas of the territory against calls for peaceful protests after Friday prayers.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for holding peaceful demonstrations to register strong protest against the surge in killings by Indian troops in the territory.

The authorities continue to place Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Bilal Siddiqi, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir and Muhammad Ashraf Laya under house arrest or in custody to prevent them from leading demonstrations.