February 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh
act of terrorism, martyred two youth in Pulwama district, today. The youth
identified as Shahid Ahmad and Inayat Ahmad were killed during a cordon and
search operation launched by the troops at Drabgam in the district. The troops
also razed to rubble a residential house during the operation. Braving snowfall
and restrictions, thousands of people thronged Drabgam and Arihal villages in
the district, the native places of the two martyrs, and participated in their
last rites. According to witnesses, 11 back to back funeral prayers were held
for the martyred youth to accommodate the huge rush of mourners.
the killing of the youth triggered anti-India protests in the area. Intense
clashes between the troops and the protesting youth erupted when the forces’
personnel lobbed tear smoke shells to quell the protests. Complete shutdown was
observed in Pulwama town, today, to mourn the killings. The authorities
suspended mobile internet services in the district. Shutdown was also observed
in Ajas area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, today, to mark the 27th
martyrdom anniversary of the four civilians killed on this day in 1992 by the
troops of Indian Border Security Force.
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and other
Hurriyat leaders paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. Gilani regretted
that the stubborn attitude of India regarding the globally accepted Kashmir
dispute and dealing with it only militarily had created death and destruction in
the territory. This Indian mind-set, he said, has threatened even the idea of
peace and stability of the region.
protests were held under the banner of the Joint Resistance Leadership at
Hyderpora, Maisuma and Nowhatta areas in Srinagar, today, against the continued
detention of the Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails.
Raising slogans against the authorities, the protesters demanded immediate
release of the Kashmiri inmates.
other hand, the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service,
today, revealed that the Indian troops, in their continued acts of state
terrorism, martyred 18 Kashmiris during the last month of January. These
killings rendered two women widowed and two children orphaned. As many as 126
people were injured when the troops resorted to brute force including firing of
bullets, pellets and teargas shells against the mourners and peaceful
protesters. 93 civilians including Hurriyat leaders and activists were
arrested. The forces destroyed 4 residential houses during the month.