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Three Indian soldiers killed in Pampore attack

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, three Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on an Indian Army convoy in Pampore, today.

Indian media reported that the army convoy was attacked on Srinagar-Jammu Highway in Kadlabal area of Pampore. The reports said that Indian police and troops have launched a massive house to house search operation in the area to nab the attackers.

On the other hand, the puppet authorities are not releasing the ailing Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, even after the quashing of her illegal detention under black law, Public Safety Act, by the High Court. The puppet authorities shifted her from Baramulla jail to women’s police station at Rambagh in Srinagar, yesterday. The family members of Aasiya Andrabi said that when they produced the release orders of the detained leader to the authorities of the Rambagh Police Station they refused to comply the orders. They said that the detained woman leader was suffering from various ailments and her health had deteriorated to an alarming proportion. The relatives maintained that Aasiya Andrabi’s son was also unwell and had undergone a surgery recently.

Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, and the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Deeni Mahaz in their statements strongly denounced the continued illegal detention of Aasiya Andrabi.

Meanwhile, people staged a forceful demonstration in Sopore, today, to protest against the injuring of a nine-year-old boy due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on protesters in the area, yesterday. The protesters including men, women and children raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The residents of Tral and its adjoining areas staged a protest against the anti-people policies of the puppet regime.

A woman was killed after she was deliberately hit by an Indian Army vehicle at Hadipora in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.

A Delhi-based civil society group, the Concerned Citizens’ Collective Committee, in a statement issued in New Delhi expressed serious concern over the use of brute force including the pellet guns by Indian forces on peaceful protesters in occupied Kashmir. It said that the high proportion of injuries on the face and above the waist demonstrated that there was official intention to shower hundreds of pellets on the protesting people, not to disperse but to kill or permanently disable them. The five-member team of the group comprising Pamela Philippe, Navshran Singh, Dinesh Mohan, Harsh Mandar and Tapan Bose recently visited the occupied territory.

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