ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism in occupied Kashmir martyred five Kashmiri youth in Kulgam on Sunday.
The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Kellam area of the district.
The operation was jointly launched by Indian army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police.
The authorities suspended mobile phone and Internet services in the district. Train services were also suspended in South Kashmir.
Dozens of people were injured when troops fired pellets on protesters in Kellam village of Kulgam.
The 35th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri freedom leader Muhammad Maqbool Butt is being observed on Monday on both sides of the Line of Control with the firm determination to continue the struggle till achievement of the right to self-determination.
Maqbool Butt was hanged on February 11, 1984, in Tihar Jail of New Delhi and was buried within the jail premises.
Seminars, rallies and protest demonstrations will be held at different places to press for the return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru Shaheed to their motherland for a proper burial.