Monitoring Desk: Kashmir Media Service from Srinagar reported that Indian occupied forces in Jammu and Kashmir martyred two youth in cold-blooded and then called them militants.
The residents informed Kashmir Media Service (KMS) the gunshot wounds on the dead bodies including on legs and feet also indicated that it was not a firefight and youth were shot dead after their arrests.
The eyewitnesses were of the view that both boys were unarmed and nothing was recovered from them.
The locals have raised many pertinent questions. The dead body of one of the martyrs was found with a white bandage on his injured left hand and the Indian authorities failed to give any explanation to it.
It may be recalled that the latest examples of fake encounters by the Indian troops in the occupied territory were the incidents of Amshipora and Lawaypora that occurred on 18 July and 30 December in the year 2020 respectively. In both the encounters three youth each were killed by the Indian troops. The Indian authorities had claimed that these were gunfights while it was proved later that both the incidents were of fake encounters. The authorities had also ordered an inquiry in the Amshipora encounter where the Indian army’s claim was declared baseless and those killed were found labourers of Rajouri, a far-off place in the Jammu division.
Thousands of Kashmiri youth have so far been killed by the Indian army in staged encounters and the world human rights bodies have been castigating the Indian authorities for this abominable practice. In the cases of Amshipora and Lawaypora the global human rights organizations have released reports condemning Indian occupation forces for fake encounters.
Meanwhile, the mujahideen organisations in their statements issued in Srinagar have also said that the Khonmoh incident today was a clear case of fake encounters and the martyred youth were not mujahideen.