Three more Kashmiri youth fall prey to India's state terrorism

By: INP      Published: 11:47 PM, 25 Apr, 2020
Three more Kashmiri youth fall prey to India's state terrorism
Indian troops carry the body of a Kashmiri youth after killing him in the occupied territory.–File photo

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, on Saturday, taking the number of slain youth to nine since Wednesday.

The troops martyred the three youth during a cordon and search operation at Goripora in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Saturday morning. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Indian police claimed that two of the slain youth were militants while the third one was their associate and they were killed in an encounter with the troops.

Indian troops martyred two youth during a military operation in Arwani area of Islamabad district on Friday. Earlier, the troops had martyred four youth during a similar operation in Melhora area of Shopian district on Wednesday.

On the other hand, three soldiers of Indian Central Reserve Police Force were injured when an unidentified person hurled a grenade at their camp at Dooniwari in Chadoora area of Budgam district.

PSA detention of 31 persons revoked in IOK

In a related development in occupied Kashmir, the authorities have revoked detention orders issued under draconian law Public Safety Act (PSA) against 28 persons languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

The PSA detention of 28 persons lodged in different jails of occupied Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have been revoked by the Home Department of the occupied territory.

Reports said that of these 28 persons 22 were lodged in UP jails and six in the prisons of the occupied territory. Noted business leader, Muhammad Yasin Khan, who heads Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing Federation (KTMF), is also among those whose PSA detention has been revoked.

It is to mention here that over 13,000 Kashmiris were arrested after 5th August, 2019 when the Modi government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and placed the territory under a strict lockdown.

Meanwhile, the High Court of occupied Kashmir quashed the PSA detention of three persons, Umar Ahmed Dar, Shabbir Ahmed Wani and Azad Ahmed Sheikh and directed the authorities to release them forthwith.