(Online) – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiri youth in Srinagar, Badgam and Islamabad districts. These killings raised the number of martyred youth to eighteen since week.

The troops killed two youth at Panzan in Badgam and one in Dooru area of Islamabad during cordon and search operations. Another youth, identified as Muhammad Saleem Malik was killed when the troops resorted to unprovoked firing on his house in Noorbagh area of Srinagar. An Indian soldier was killed and two others were injured in an attack at Dooru in Islamabad.

Thousands of people defying curfew-like restrictions participated in the funeral prayers of the martyrs. Multiple rounds of funerals were held for the martyred youth. Clashes erupted between the mourners and the Indian forces’ personnel when the body of martyr Saleem Malik was being carried to Eidgah in Srinagar for burial.

The killings led to forceful protests and clashes between the demonstrators and the Indian forces’ personnel in different areas of the Kashmir Valley.

The protesters raising pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans fought pitched battles with the troops and police personnel in Panzan, Srinagar, Kulgam, Islamabad and other areas.

The demonstrators also waved Pakistan’s national flag. The students of Kashmir University, Srinagar, and the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Pulwama held forceful demonstrations against the killings. They raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.