Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.
According to media sources, the youth were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in the area. The martyrs have been identified as Shariq Ahmad of Gulzarpora, Pulwama and Showkat Ahmad of Mahind Bijbehara in Islamabad district. The authorities have suspended Internet services in Pulwama district following the killings. As the news about the killings spread, people took to streets in Samboora and Tahab and protested the killings. Indian troops resorted to firing to disperse the protesters. Over a dozen were injured after troops used live ammunition and fired tear-gas shells on protesters in Tahab and other areas of Pulwama district. At least five persons hit with bullets were shifted to hospitals for treatment. One Asif Ahmed, a resident of Lassipora area of the district was shifted to Srinagar hospital in a critical condition. Hospital sources confirmed that at least five youth were hit with pellets.