Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri people comfort a woman who is wailing over the killing of a civilian during his funeral at Prichoo village of Pulwama district, about 45 km south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 15, 2018. Three militants including a commander, a trooper and seven civilians were killed Saturday in fierce gunfight and subsequent clashes between the militants and government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said. Xinhua/ INP PHOTO

SRINAGAR: Indian troops martyred two Kashmiri youth in Shopian district on Saturday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Padguchi in Imam Sahib area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.

An Indian police officer claimed that the youth were militants and were killed during a clash with the troops. He said that the identity of the youth was being ascertained.


Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 26 Kashmiris including one child during the outgoing month of March.

According to the data released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on Sunday, out of 26 people, a school principal was killed in police custody at infamous Cargo Camp in Srinagar.

During the period, 251 people were critically injured when the troops used brute force on civilian protesters in different areas of the territory, while 148 persons were arrested in house raids and crackdown operations. The troops also damaged 51 residential houses during the month.

Hurriyat leaders Maulanal Abbas Ansari and Mir Shahid Saleem in their statements denounced arrest and harassment of Hurriyat leaders and activists at the hands of Indian forces.

Two motorcyclists were injured when Indian soldiers opened fire on them in Bandzoo area of Pulwama district. The injured motorcyclists were taken to Pulwama hospital where doctors referred them to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar.


Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel have widowed 22,899 women and molested 11,113 others since the start of state terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in January 1989.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, thousands of women were among 95,316 Kashmiris martyred by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel since January 1989 till date.

“Since January 1989, the incessant Indian state terrorism rendered 22,899 women widowed. The Indian forces’ personnel molested 11,113 women that included victims of Kununposhpora mass rape and Shopian double rape and murder,” it said.

It should be recalled that an eight-year girl, Aasifa Bano, of Kathua, was abducted, gang-raped and subsequently murdered by Indian police personnel, last year. A painful incident at the hands of Indian forces that sent shock waves across the globe.

The report said that thousands of women lost their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers in the occupied territory who were subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian Army.