Srinagar, February 19 : In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.
The troops martyred the youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Badigam area of the district. The operation was going on till last reports came in. The troops also continued similar operations on second day in different areas of Pulwama and Badgam districts.
Meanwhile, three Indian policemen were killed and several others were injured in two separate attacks in Srinagar and Badgam districts. Two policemen were killed after unidentified gunmen fired upon them in Baghat area of Srinagar. A Special Police Officer of the police was killed and a cop was injured in an attack in Beerwah area of Badgam district.
On the other hand, two UN human rights experts have expressed concern that the new domicile rules introduced in IIOJK following Modi government’s unilateral decision to scrap the special status may lead to a demographic change in the territory. The concern was expressed by Dr Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur on minority issues, and Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, in a joint press release published on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The UN experts stated that Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional special status was revoked unilaterally and without consultation in August 2019 and later in May 2020, new domicile rules were introduced which removed the protections given to those living in the territory. The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Association Chairman, Aquib Wani in a statement issued in Jammu, hailed the statement of the UN human rights experts.