SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Jammu district of occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
“The youth were martyred after Indian troops intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck at Bann toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Nagrota area of the district and opened fire at the vehicle,” said the Kashmir Media Service (KMS). The troops cordoned off the area and started a rigorous search operation.
The troops and police arrested two persons including driver of the truck, a police official said.
Earlier one Indian policeman was critically injured in an attack in the same area. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic, a traffic police official told media men.
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Meanwhile, the troops launched cordon and search operations in several areas of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.
On Jan 28, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram had expressed the hope that world will respond critically to the steps taken by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir and over controversial citizenship law.
“Pakistan through effective policy has exposed Hindu ideology being pursued by the Modi government,” he had said talking to a local news channel.
Munir Akram had said United Nations Security Council had discussed Kashmir issue twice and now Pakistan was making the efforts to bring policy shift of member states besides highlighting the sentiments of people in the occupied Kashmir.
The European Parliament is set to debate and vote on a scathing resolution against annexation of occupied Kashmir by India in clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Out of more than 700 members of the EU Parliament, more than 600 have moved six resolutions on both the issues.
The diplomatic offensive by the EU against India came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels for India-EU summit in March.