SRINAGAR – In the latest act of state terrorism, Indian forces on Sunday martyred 13 civilian during a cordon and search operation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The victims were gunned in Islamabad and Shopian districts during two different incidents, Kashmir Media Service reported.
Seven of martyrs were killed in Dragad village and four in Kachdoora in Shopian district, while another youth was shot dead at Dialgam in Islamabad district.
The killings caused anti-India protest in the valley. Around 100 civilians were injured when Indian forces fired bullets and pellets on protesters in Draged and Kachdora areas. At least ten youth in the age group 16 to 26 with eye pellet injuries were brought to Srinagar hospital from Shopian, reported KMS.
Kashmiris, who are fighting for freedom in occupied territory, are facing Indian atrocities since the Independence.
India and Pakistan became independent on August 1947, it was generally assumed that Kashmir, as an adjoining state with a predominantly Muslim population, would accede to Pakistan.
Its ruler, the Maharaja, however, on October 27, 1947, acceded to India through an improper and illegal instrument of accession and on the same day, India winched its forces to Srinagar and occupied the valley.