Six more martyred in occupied Kashmir

Published: December 22, 2018

SRINAGAR: Indian occupation forces, in their ongoing campaign of state-sponsored terrorism, martyred six more Kashmiri youth in the Tral area of volatile Pulwama district in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), Express News reported on Saturday.

The youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation by Indian troops and authorities suspended mobile and internet services in the region following the killings.

Indian troops martyr eight more youths in Occupied Kashmir

On November 25, Indian occupation forces martyred six Kashmiris in the Shopian district of the occupied valley.

According to Kashmir Media Service, during a so-called cordon and search operation at Batagund in Kapran area of the district, the Indian 34-Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group fired at the Kashmiris, killing six and also destroying a house.

Four youth martyred in Indian-held Kashmir

Earlier in November, Indian forces martyred another youth in the occupied valley.

At least 48 innocent Kashmiris were martyred during the month of November.

Statistics revealed that 196 Kashmiris were also injured by occupation forces while 169 were arrested in the occupied valley.

As part of their draconian policies, Indian forces torched 26 structures during the month in IoK. Pakistan continues to condemn increasing ceasefire violations by Indian forces due to which several civilians have lost their lives.

Islamabad has repeatedly urged New Delhi to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct Indian forces to respect the agreement in letter and spirit and maintain peace along the Line of Control. However, the violation of the truce has been continuing.

Earlier in 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report revealing “impunity for human rights violations and lack of access to justice” to be among human rights challenges in the occupied valley.

Islamabad’s condemnation

In the wake of the Indian aggression, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, spoke out via Twitter, castigating the Indian atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Qureshi said that Indian forces martyred six innocent Kashmiris in Pulwama on trumped up charges.

The federal minister added that no curfew and no amount of oppression can deter the people of Kashmir from standing by each other and coming out in the thousands to bury their martyrs.

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