Srinagar: At least four youth were killed in a fresh act of Indian state terrorism at Rafiabad in Baramulla district on Wednesday, raising the toll to six in two days.
The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian army’s 32 Rashtriya Rifles and 9-Para Commandos in the upper reaches of Rafiabad area of the district. The operation continued till reports last came in. Indian troops are also using gunship helicopters in the operation. Earlier, an Indian army commando was injured in an attack in the same area.
Meanwhile, massive protests erupted after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Gudoora area of Pulwama district, today. The troops used brute force for disperse the protesters triggering clashes in the area.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik and Dukhtaran-e-Millat in their separate statements strongly condemned the secret shifting of Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates from Mandoli to notorious Tihar Jail in New Delhi without even informing their families and lawyers. It was yesterday on Tuesday that the relatives of Aasiya Andrabi visited Mandoli jail for a meeting with her, and to their surprise they were informed that the women leader and her associates were shifted to Tihar Jail.
Activists of Gujjar community held a protest rally in Banihal area of Ramban district in Jammu region against the torture in police custody on community leader, Talib Hussain. Talib had spearheaded the campaign for justice to the gang-rape-and-murder victim, Aasifa, from Kathua. The protesters later staged a sit-in inside the premises of Tehsildar office in Banihal.
Anjum-e-Imamia, Jammu, as well as the family of a youth, Syed Murfad Shah, who was recently shot dead by the personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force at former puppet Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s residence in Jammu demanded registration of a case against the killer troops.
Indian police arrested several residents including father and a brother of a liberation activist during the nocturnal raids in Tral area of Pulwama district.
The President of London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights, Dr Syed Nazir Gilani in an article titled ‘Indian Supreme Court Has no Jurisdiction’ wrote that the Indian Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to interfere in defining the title of state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Indian government and its puppet regime in occupied Kashmir had to function under the UN Security Council relevant resolutions.