SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have said that India and its local puppets are responsible for the unabated bloodshed in the Valley.
They were paying tributes to three youth, martyred by Indian troops in Hakoora area of Islamabad district.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that New Delhi had no option but to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective.
The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that any delay in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute would lead to more death and destruction in the region.
Muhammad Yasin Malik said that Indian rulers had engaged thousands of terrorists in uniform to kill Kashmiris with impunity.
Hurriyat leaders including Maulana Abbas Ansari, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi All-Safvi, Aasiya Andrabi and Farida Bahenji in their separate statements urged the international community to take cognizance of the innocent killings in the occupied territory.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad, Srinagar and Badgam areas on the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the Islamabad killings. All shops, business establishments and schools were closed while public transport remained off the road.
Clashes were reported between protesters and Indian troops at many places.
On the other hand, a civilian was killed in a landmine explosion in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. The landmine was planted by the Indian army in Jawbara area of the district.