Srinagar, November 01 : Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a prominent mujhaid commander, Dr Saifullah, in Srinagar, today.
The troops martyred Dr. Saifullah during a cordon and search operation in Rangreth area on the outskirts of the city. Inspector General of IIOJK Police Vijay Kumar while talking to media in Srinagar claimed that the martyr was top commander of Hizbul Mujhahideen who was martyred during an encounter. He said that one youth was arrested during the operation.
Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 23 Kashmiris including a woman during the last month of October. Three of the martyrs were martyres in fake encounters. At least, 42 people were injured in firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian forces’ personnel on peaceful protesters in the territory. Indian police arrested 94 people and destroyed 7 residential houses and structures, while 5 women were molested during the 363 cordon and search operations in different areas in the month.
The above-mentioned data rejects New Delhi’s propaganda that peace is returning to territory. The media reports asked if the propaganda has some worth then why 125 youth martyred this year, as Indian media reported, were buried in far-flung areas, away from their hometowns, and their bodies were not handed over to their families. Giving the reason, the report quoted an Indian Army officer who said that the youth were buried in far-off places because the burial procession attracts huge local crowds to join the freedom struggle with new zeal and fervor.
The Press Club of India in a statement in New Delhi expressed great concern over raid by the sleuths of National Investigation Agency on office of the English daily, Greater Kashmir saying that the NIA action was contrary to the spirit of media freedoms.