Srinagar: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Shopian district in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) today.
According to details, the youth were killed by the troops in a fake encounter during a violent cordon and search operation in Manihal area of the district. The operation was jointly launched by Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force and Indian police. The troops destroyed many houses during the operation.
The authorities suspended Internet service immediately after the killing in the area.
The killing triggered strong anti-India protest demonstrations in Manihal and other areas of the district. As the news about the killing of four youth spread in the area, people came out of their houses and raised anti-India, pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans.
Several Hurriyat activists including delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Haq-e-Khudiradiat Forum Jammu and Kashmir visited the area and expressed solidarity with the victim families.