SRINAGAR (AFP): In occupied Kashmir, the situation is as grim and tense on Sunday as it was 57 days ago, when on July 9, a Hizbul Mujahideen commander was martyred by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kukernag area of Islamabad.
Over 100 people were injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops on protesters in Shopian, this morning. Agitated people set newly built DC office on fire. The personnel of Indian police and paramilitary forces used brute force on participants of a pro-freedom rally in Penjoora village of Shopian.
Forces used heavy tear smoke shells and indiscriminate pellets on the protesters injuring over 100 people, among whom many are in critically. On the other hand, several persons were injured in Islamabad district, after Indian armed forces used force on an anti-India and pro-freedom rally in Fatapora Larkipora.
Reports about rallies and forceful anti-India protests are coming from other areas as well. On Monday, Indian forces martyred two more youth, in Srinagar and Islamabad districts. Basit Ahmad Ahanger was seriously injured by pellets fired by Indian troops, during a peaceful protest at Veesu in Qazigund area of Islamabad district. He was rushed to District Hospital Islamabad, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Hospital sources said that Basit had multiple pellet injuries in both legs and had a deep wound on his head. Scores of people are said to be injured by pellets fired by Indian forces against the peaceful protesters in the area.
Meanwhile, body of a teenage boy was fished out from River Jhelum in evening in Srinagar, having multiple pellet injuries on its face and back. Protests broke out in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar after a teen’s pellet-hit body was fished out from Jhelum River on Saturday evening.
With the killing of these two youth, death toll has reached to 90. On the other hand, an Indian parliamentary parties delegation has reached Srinagar after two months of continuous violence. Hurriyet leaders and other parties have boycotted negotiations with the delegation.