Srinagar, April 03: One more youth injured in the firing of Indian troops on protesters, yesterday, succumbed to his injuries, today, raising the death toll in the ongoing massacre to 18.
Complete shutdown continued on the third consecutive day, today, to mourn the massacre of youth in South Kashmir. The shutdown was also observed in far-off areas of Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah and Banihal in the Jammu region. The puppet authorities continued to impose restrictions across the territory to prevent anti-India protests. They continued to suspend internet and train services, while all schools and colleges remained closed in the Kashmir Valley. The Kashmir University postponed all the exams scheduled for today.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement said that India had declared a war against the unarmed Kashmiri civilians. He said that the abduction of martyred Mushtaq Ahmad Thoker by the troops to make him human shield vindicated the Hurriyat claim that Indian forces were involved in war crimes and were patronized and encouraged by Indian leadership.
Almost all resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, continued to remain under house arrest or in custody.