SRINAGAR (Muslim Times) – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Srinagar on Saturday.
The troops killed three youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Chattabal area of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, massive protests, marked by clashes between the demonstrators and the Indian forces’ personnel, erupted in Chattabal and its adjoining areas.
Indian police and troops used brute force to disperse the protesters. The protests later spread to many other areas of Srinagar.
A vehicle of Indian forces deliberately hit a civilian, Aadil Ahmed, during clashes in Safa Kadal area of Srinagar.
He was rushed to SMHS hospital but succumbed on the way. Witnesses said that the dead body was taken away by the policemen just outside the SMHS hospital.
Many people including three photojournalists have sustained injuries during the use of brute force on protesters by the Indian troops and police personnel.
The puppet authorities have snapped internet services in Srinagar to prevent people from sharing information about the situation in Chattabal.
The authorities have detained senior resistance leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Srinagar to prevent them from addressing a press conference today.
The Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik after raiding his residence in Maisuma area of Srinagar and shifted him to Kothibagh Police Station.
The authorities also put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest Syed Ali Gilani was already under house detention.
The resistance leaders were scheduled to address a press conference at a hotel in Srinagar today to announce further strategy to carry forward the ongoing freedom movement in the face of stepped up Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.