Srinagar (NNI) In Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian forces on Saturday indiscriminately opened fire in the Armpura area of Sopore town, killing three Kashmiri people. There was a strong anti-India demonstration in the area against the heinous incident in which mostly three women were present. According to the Kashmir Media Service, two policemen were killed and three others, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured in an attack by unknown assailants. Indian police retaliated by firing indiscriminately in the area. Protesters chanted slogans in support of freedom and condemned the senseless killing of civilians by Indian police.
A spokesman for the All Parties Hurriyat Conference said in a statement issued from Srinagar that Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory recognized by the United Nations and India had no right to change its legal or territorial status. He strongly condemned India’s nefarious plans to create regional divisions, sectarian instability and demographic imbalances. The spokesman urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take stern notice of the illegal Indian steps taken to destroy the UN-recognized Muslim identity in the disputed region. He expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of the youth who were martyred during the protest movement that started on June 11, 2010 after the brutal murder of Tufail Matoo, a minor student. Meanwhile, a report released by the Kashmir Media Service on Saturday said that the worst Indian atrocities in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir had failed to stifle the Kashmiris’ spirit of independence and that they were carrying out the great mission of their martyrs. Committed to completion at a cost. Indian troops have martyred 95,790 Kashmir people, abducted more than 8,000 and disappeared in their state terror operations since 1989, while 11,225 women have been desecrated. All this oppression failed to subdue the Kashmiris. The report pointed out that the Chota Bazaar massacre and the brutal assassination of a minor Tufail Matoo were the worst examples of Indian state terror in the occupied territories. The international community should take note of Indian atrocities.
The brutal killing of innocent people in Sopore is yet another dastardly and disgraceful act committed by Indian coward forces. Let the oppressor be assured that no amount of brutality and abject cowardice can however dampen the fighting spirit of our nation.
— Syed Ali Geelani (Official) (@GeelaniOfficial) June 13, 2021