SRINAGAR (NNI): Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district of the occupied Kashmir on Tuesday.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), charred bodies of two martyred youth were recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops while using chemical substance during a crackdown operation in Hakripora area of the district. The operation continued till reports last came in.
One more youth was killed and dozens were injured after Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Kakapora, Newa and Hakripora areas in the district. The martyred youth has been identified as Firdous Ahmad Khan. According to doctors, he was hit by bullet in his chest. At least 15 injured persons were referred to hospitals in Pulwama and Srinagar.
The killing led to clashes between students and Indian troops in Srinagar and Kupwara and Kulgam districts. Intense clashes erupted in Lalchwok area of Srnagar as soon as the news about the killings reached Srinagar. Students of SP Higher Secondary School and Kothi Bagh Higher Secondary School appeared in the city centre and pelted stones on Indian troops.
Clashes also took place in Handwara area of Kupwara district. All shops were closed in the town in protest against the killing. The puppet authorities have suspended Internet services in the valley.
On the other hand, hundreds of students of Government Degree College, Kulgam, boycotted their classes and held protests against the killing of the youth. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
According to the data issued by Research Section of KMS, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 33 Kashmiris including two young boys and a woman during the last month of July.
Of those martyred were killed in a fake encounter. The killings rendered three women widowed and six children orphaned.
During the month, 565 people were critically injured when Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force and fired pallets and teargas shells against mourners and peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory while 450 people including Hurriyet leaders, activists and youth were arrested.
The troops molested or disgraced at least 24 women and destroyed and damaged 77 houses during the period. NNI