SRINAGAR: Two youths were martyred by Indian forces in the Shopian district of Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday, according to Kashmir Media Service.
The youths, identified as Nawaz Ahmad and Yawar Wani were killed during a cordon and search operation in Shopian’s Zainpura region.
Internet services have also been suspended in the area.
Earlier this month, a report compiled by a UK parliamentary body recognised “the massive human rights violations and atrocities” committed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
The report, prepared by the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG), has highlighted “the draconian laws”, including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act, “under the garb of which Indian occupation forces are committing human rights abuses in IoK with impunity”.
On October 31, after the APPKG had released its report, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal had termed the report’s observations as an “indictment” of India’s “gross human rights violations in the valley”.