Indian forces kill 7 youth in IOK


Srinagar, April 11 (TNS): In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred, at least, seven Kashmiri youth including a teenage boy in Kulgam district on Wednesday, Kashmiri media reported.

According to Kashmir Media Service, four youth were martyred when the troops opened fire on people protesting against a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in Khudwani area of the district.

Dead bodies of another three youth were recovered from the debris of four houses, destroyed by the troops during the operation.

Over one hundred protesters were injured in firing of bullets and pellets by the troops.

The killings triggered widespread anti-India protests and clashes between the troops and protesters in every nook and corner of the Valley.

Hundreds of students of Kashmir University and colleges came out on streets in all major cities and towns of the territory, raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

Earlier, an Indian soldier was killed and two others were injured in a clash in the area.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a message asked people to be mentally ready for a mass uprising against the bloodbath in the Valley.

On the other hand, complete shutdown will be observed across the territory, tomorrow, to condemn the killings of innocent youth.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.