3 more Kashmiri youth martyred, toll reaches 9 since Thursday

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district, today, raising the number of slain youth in the terri-tory to eight since Thursday.

The troops martyred these youth during a cor-don and search operation at Kawarigam in Achabal area of the district.

Indian forces’ personnel beat up and injured a journalist, Shah Junaid, when he was performing his professional duties during the CASO. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Earlier, Indian troops in similar operations martyred two youth each in Pulwama and Kulgam districts and one in Rajouri district on Thursday. One more youth was martyred by the troops in Ra-jouri, yesterday.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Working Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, in a state-ment issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the unabated custodial killings and vandalizing of residential houses of the martyrs and their neighbors by Indian troops in IIOJK.

He said, the Indian forces out of sheer frustration have stepped up the state terrorism to suppress the freedom sentiments of the people of IIOJK.

The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that July 13, 1931 was a turning point in the contemporary his-tory of Kashmir when 22 Kashmiris were killed in cold blood by the forces of Dogra ruler.

It said that those victims became first martyrs of Kashmir and led to the launch of a political agitation by the peo-ple of Jammu and Kashmir for their political and economic unshackling.