One killing, several injuries reported in Kulgam operation

Friday, Jan 14, 2022

By News Desk

ISLAMABAD: Indian forces on Thursday killed a Kashmiri young man and injured a number of other Kashmiris in a violent operation in the Kulgam district of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

The killings and injuries took place during a late night cordon and search operation carried out by Indian army, along with personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group, in the Pariwan area of the district.

An Indian Special Operation Group personnel was killed and three Indian troopers were injured during the operation, which was ongoing when the last reports came in. KMS did not provide the toll of Kashmiris wounded. Meanwhile, senior leaders of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) demanded the urgent release of all Kashmiri political prisoners who have been lodged in the jails in and outside the Kashmir Valley.

In a statement issued on Thursday, senior APHC leader Altaf Wani while expressing serious concern over a new spike in coronavirus said that New Delhi was fast becoming a breeding ground for Covid-19.

“The rising tide of coronavirus poses a grave threat to the lives of Kashmiris political prisoners who continue to languish in Tihar and other jails for the past several years,” Wani said. Urging the UN and other international human rights organisations to play their role in the release of Kashmir detainees, Wani said the illegally detained prisoners were facing a grave threat from the virus that continues to creep into India’s overcrowded jails and prisons.