ISLAMABAD: Indian troops martyred two more youth in Occupied Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday.
According to details, the Indian soldiers killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Hapat Naalah area of the district. The operation was going on till last reports came in.
Following this, people took to the streets and staged massive demonstrations in the area. Indian troops and police used brute force against the protesters, triggering violent clashes that left many protesters seriously injured.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities have suspended mobile internet service in the district.
In 2018, Indian troops had martyred 375 innocent Kashmiris, including 10 women and 35 young boys.
According to a report quoting data issued by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops had conducted 2,939 cordon and search operations all across the territory during the year.
The martyrs included highly qualified youth like Professor Dr Muhammad Rafi Butt, Dr Manan Bashir Wani, Dr Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, Dr Aijazud Din Khan and Dr Abdul Ahad Ganai.
The killed also included Hurriyet leaders, namely, Mir Hafizulla, Tariq Ahmad Ganie, Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem and Hakim-ul-Rehman Sultani. Of the martyrs, 21 were killed in custody.
The killings rendered 34 women widowed and 78 children orphaned while 75 women were molested by the men in uniform. Indian forces destroyed 605 residential houses during the period. Also, the vision of 1302 people was affected by pellets fired by the troops on peaceful protesters.
The report had said resistance leaders, including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, continued to remain in detention in Delhi’s Tihar jail in fake cases.
Over 500 people, including Hurriyat leaders, remained in different jails of occupied valley and India under black law, Public Safety Act.