ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in occupied Kashmir, during their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred six more youth in Baramulla district.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the youths were killed during a joint operation of Indian army and the central armed police force at Dulanja in Uri area of the district. It is a common practice of Indian army personnel that they randomly kill Kashmiri youths in fake encounters.
Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement issued in Srinagar on Tuesday, condemned Indian army’s operation in Srinagar, South and North Kashmir areas terming it as ‘arrogance’ and ‘belligerence’ of Indian authorities.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, along with the family of a Kashmiri businessman Bilal Ahmad Kawa, staged a protest at Press Colony in Srinagar. Speaking on the occasion, Yasin Malik termed Bilal Kawa’s arrest as a ploy of Delhi police to get awards and promotions.
Bilal Ahmad Kawa was arrested by Delhi police on January 10 for unknown reasons.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and Democratic Freedom Party, in their separate statements, denounced the recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat where he had said that the government was looking at ways to bring madrassas in Kashmir under control.
They said that Rawat’s remarks had proved that Jammu and Kashmir were directly run by Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh with the help of Indian army.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Badgam on the third martyrdom anniversary of Master Shakeel Ahmed. All the shops and businesses remained closed while traffic was off the road.
Shakeel and four other youths were martyred by troops in Kellar area of Shopian district on January 16, 2015.