Indian troops injure two in Pulwama


SRINAGAR: A motorcyclist and his pillion rider suffered grave injuries after Indian troops fired upon them at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama disrict on Saturday.

A police official said that Shahid Farooq, a resident of Pirchoo village and Aqib Ahmad Dar of Ashmander area in Kashmir were fired upon by the army personnel when they were crossing a checkpost in Bandzoo area.

They were immediately rushed to Pulwama’s district hospital where they were referred to Suhaib Hospital Medical Sciences (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment.

Meanwhile, the acting chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt has said that curbs, arrests and bans on political organizations cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.

Butt was addressing a prayers session in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent martyred Kashmiri freedom leaders, Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Shabbir Siddiqi, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, Advocate Jaleel Andrabi and Dargah Hazratbal; which was held at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Eidgah, Srinagar.

He orated “when curbs, arrests, ban, tyranny and oppression of Britain could not stop India from getting freedom, how can Indian oppression stop the freedom march of the people of Kashmir?”

He further said that JKLF is the custodian of peoples struggle nourished by the ‘sacred blood of great legend and shining star’, Ashfaq Majeed Wani and ‘great son of soil and scholar’ Shabbir Siddiqi.

“The party’s march towards freedom and self-determination cannot be halted by putting illegal and dictatorial bans on it”, he concluded.