In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred three youth in Jammu region.
The troops killed two youth in a fake encounter in Kathua district on Thursday, while another youth identified as Akhlaq Ahmad Khan, was picked up by police from a market and was killed a few hours later at Janipur police station in Jammu city.
The Indian authorities had not made the Thursday’s killings public as yet.
The family members of Akhlaq Ahmad Khan protested against the custodial death of Akhlaq Ahmad Khan and demanded a strong action against the policemen involved in the gruesome murder.
Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region continued to remain under military siege for 42nd consecutive day, today with all shops, markets and business establishments closed while public transport off the roads.
Besides, communication services including mobile, internet and TV channels are snapped from 5th of August, the day India scrapped Kashmir’s special status.
The clampdown has also caused a severe humanitarian crisis as there is acute shortage of daily commodities like food stuff, milk and life-saving medicines in the territory.
As many as 15 leftist and Sikh organisations in Punjab have jointly condemned Indian government’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divide it into two Union territories.
The development is much significant as these organizations never shared dice over the past three decades. However, under the banner of ‘Solidarity Committee for Kashmiri Struggle’ they have also supported the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.