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Indian troops martyr two youth in IoK’s Shopian district

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): Indian troops martyred two more youth in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, the Kashmir Media Service reported.

The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the Zainpora area of the district.

The martyred youth have been identified as Nawaz Ahmad and Yawar Wani. The authorities have suspended internet services in the area.

Earlier this year, in June, a United Nations report accused India of having used excessive force in occupied Kashmir to martyr and wound civilians since 2016, as it called for an international inquiry into the accusations of rights violations.

Activists estimate that up to 145 civilians were martyred by security forces and up to 20 civilians martyred by armed groups in the same period, it said.

India rejected the report, calling it a “selective compilation of largely unverified information” that sought to build “a false narrative”, adding that it violated the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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