Five innocent people were brutally killed and dozens injured including women and children in Occupied Kashmir by Indian Army.
Indian troops opened indiscriminate fire in a residential area after an Indian policemen was killed allegedly by Kashmiri freedom fighters. The firing killed at least five civilians including Muhammad Yousaf Rathar and critically injuring his wife Hafeeza Begumin in Srigufwara Area of district Islamabad. Yousaf was declared dead on arrival by Soura Institute of medical Sciences in Srinagar while his wife is battling for life.
Meanwhile massive protest erupted as a result of this killing spree in whole of occupied Kashmir. Angry Kashmiri’s Poured out of their homes hurling rocks. Ocupational forces have said to use pellets tear gas and in some case live ammunition to disperse the protestors. Fierce clashes have been reported between demonstrators and the occupied forces. Dozens of people sustained serious injuries.
Following the killing of civilians and subsequent clashes the occupational forces have suspended all communication networks including internet in Islamabad, Palwana and Srinagar.
Kashmiri People are struggling for independence since 1947. Up till now almost seventy thousand Kashmiris have laid their lives for independence from india. Indian forces have used Rape as tool to suppress the people of Kashmir and thousands of women have been raped or sexually abused by occupational forces. However demands for freedom ─ remain ingrained in the Kashmiri psyche. India even after deploying 700,000 troops has failed to bring peace and stability in the Valley.