In occupied Kashmir, rich tributes were paid to the youth, Jahangir Ahmad Khanday, Kifayat Ahmad and Akhtar Paal, martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation at Bahmnoo in Pulwama district.
According to media sources, Dukhtaran-e-Millat General Secretary Nahida Nasreen in her statement said, “Despite unending repression and endless brutalities of Indian forces, the Kashmiri youth continue to stand up against New Delhi’s forcible control.” She said that it had become a routine now “as we are losing our pro-freedom brothers in large numbers”.
The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party said that brave-heart Kashmiris were sacrificing their lives for a greater cause. A DFP spokesman in a statement paid tributes to the martyred youth. Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement in a statement also paid tributes to the martyrs.
The Kashmir Bar Association in its statement strongly condemned the deliberate targeting of civilian population by the troops in Pulwama. Five persons were hit by bullets and 35 others including two local journalists were injured when forces fired bullets, pellets, teargas and PAVA Shells on protesters at Bahmnoo in the district.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front led by Noor Muhammad Kalwal visited Islamabad and Pulwama areas and expressed solidarity with the families of the martyrs. While paying tributes to the martyrs, the JKLF leaders pledged to take the mission of these great souls to its logical conclusion.