Indian troops martyr three Kashmiri youth in Shopian


SRINAGAR: As unrest in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues, security forces martyred three more Kashmiri youth on Friday in their fresh act of state terrorism.

According to details, Indian troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Dragad Sugan area of Shopian district.

Following the incident, forceful anti-India demonstrations erupted in the area. Angry Kashmiris took to the streets and protested against the killing of the youth. However, Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the local occupied forces.

Meanwhile, Indian occupation authorities snapped mobile and internet services in the district.

Indian troops also launched a similar cordon and search operation in Dessan area of Kulgam district. Eyewitnesses said that the troops have surrounded the area and conducting searches.

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir has been at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity, since the partition of the British colony of India into the separate countries of Pakistan and India.

Since both neighbours tested nuclear weapons in 1998, IoK has become one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints.