Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the second day of Eidul Azha, today.
The youth were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in the Wandakpora area of Pulwama district. The troops snapped internet service in the area and conducted searches.
Addressing on public gathering in Sopore, Senior APHC leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt warned the international community against leaving the Kashmir dispute unaddressed. He said surrounded by three nuclear-armed powers, Pakistan, India and China, Jammu and Kashmir warrants peaceful settlement as war only brings destruction. On the other hand in India, amid rising Hindutva tide, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Karnataka government has ordered a strict ban on cow slaughter throughout the state on Eid-ul-Azha.
Congress and Communist Party of India-Marxist have criticized the ban, saying the notification in this regard is clear motive to hurt the sentiments of Muslim community and to appease the Hindu community.