HAJIN: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in a fresh massacre have martyred seven Kashmiris including a twelve-year-old boy, Atif Mir, in Bandipora, Baramulla and Shopian districts since yesterday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred these Kashmiris during violent cordon and search operations in Hajin, Kalantra and Gadapora areas.
Several people were injured in Ratnipora area of Shopian, today, after Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on demonstrations against the killing of the youth.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities imposed restrictions in downtown Srinagar to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for the demonstrations after Juma prayers against the custodial killing of a school principal, Rizwan Asad. Juma prayers could not be held at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid due to the restrictions.
On the other hand, Hurriyat leaders, Mir Shahid Saleem, Imtiaz Reshi and Khawaja Firdous, in their statements greeted the people and government of Pakistan on the eve of Pakistan Day, the 23rd March, being observed tomorrow. People staged forceful demonstrations in Tral area of Pulwama district against the illegal arrest of more than a dozen youth from various areas by Indian police and troops.