Indian forces martyr five including 6-year-old boy in Held-Kashmir

By: AFP      Published: 05:29 PM, 26 Jun, 2020
Indian forces martyr five including 6-year-old boy in Held-Kashmir
Indian army soldiers stand in front of a mosque at the site of a gunbattle at Meej Pampore area of Pulwama district, south of Srinagar. AFP

Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism Thursday martyred five more Kashmiris including a 6-year-old boy in Pulwama and Islamabad districts.

New Delhi has bolstered its barbarian acts in the occupied territory, with at least 33 Kashmiris killed this month.

Indian troops martyred three youth during a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district. Earlier, two Indian troops were injured in an attack in the area. The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the area.

A 6-year-old child, Nihaan Butt, was martyred when Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing after the killing of a soldier in an attack on a camp of Indian Central Reserve Police Force near Padshahi Bagh in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district. The troops had killed two youth during a military operation in Hardshiva area of Sopore town, yesterday.

The Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Pairwan-e-Wilayat in their statements strongly denouncing the killing of the child termed it as the worst display of state terrorism.

Freedom fighters have been fighting for decades for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan. The movement launched three decades ago has claimed tens of thousands of lives. India has 500,000 soldiers stationed in its section of Kashmir and accuses Pakistan of arming militant groups there.