Srinagar, February 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today. The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Memender area of the district. One of the martyred youth was identified as Suhail Nazir Mir, a resident of Sadipora Payeen, Shopian.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed, today, all across the occupied territory to condemn the raids by India’s National Investigation Agency on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and Indian ruses to change the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution. The JRL has asked people to observe the strike, tomorrow, as well. In a statement it said, the people of Kashmir will never budge before India’s state sponsored terrorism.
The NIA continuing with its policy of harassment and intimidation raided the residences of Hurriyat leaders, including Masarrat Aalam Butt and Yasmeen Raja in Srinagar and Pulwama districts, today. Indian police arrested JKLF leader, Showkat Bakshi in Srinagar and lodged him at Kothibagh police station.
Indian authorities prevented the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from addressing a press conference by not allowing the journalists to enter his Nigeen residence where he was scheduled to address the press briefing.
The streets in occupied Kashmir erupted in jubilation, today, soon after the spread of news about the shooting down of two Indian fighter jets by Pakistan Air Force in Azad Kashmir and arrest of two pilots. Hundreds of Kashmiris braving Indian troops gathered near the wreckage of a crashed Indian fighter jet at Gerand Kalan in Badgam district and raised slogans like ‘Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan’ and ‘We Want Freedom’. Six Indian Air Force officers and a civilian were killed in the crash.
Indian authorities banned 24 Islamic and Pakistani channels in the occupied territory especial in border district, Bandipora, to deny people access to free information in the wake of Indian lies in the Pulwama incident.
On the other hand, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu while speaking to reporters in Ankara expressed concern over the prevailing tension between Pakistan and India. He said that the main issue between the two countries was the Kashmir issue and stressed that it must be resolved as soon as possible within the framework of the international law.
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