Indian troops martyr one Kashmiri youth in Baramulla


SRINAGAR: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, today.
The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Check-i-Saloosa in Kreeri area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in. Indian police claimed that the youth was a militant, who was killed in an encounter with the troops.
Meanwhile, In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Mohammad Yasin Attai, detained under draconian law, Public safety Act (PSA), by the authorities, returned home in Badgam district after one year imprisonment in a jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
On 4th August 2019, a day before the Modi-led Indian government abrogated special status of IIOJK and put it under military siege, Badgam Police visited Mohammad Yasin Attai’s house and took him to the police station and later shifted him to Srinagar Central Jail. Two days later, the APHC leader along with 20 other prisoners was directly airlifted to Raebareli jail in Uttar Pradesh – more than 950 kilometres away from his home.
Yasin Attai finally walked free on 8th August 2020. A relative had gone to take his custody after his release from the jail. Once out of the jail, he travelled to Delhi with his relative and spent a night there. On August 9, they both got onto a flight to Srinagar. Yasin Attai’s son and daughter were waiting for him at Srinagar airport. Tears filled the eyes of the APHC leader after seeing his children waiting for him. He hugged both of them and met other family members. His wife didn’t come to see him at the airport.
Mohammad Yasin Attai’s spouse Sakeena Bano, 52, died of pneumonia on 9th July at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, leaving the responsibility of her two children on her husband who was in jail at that time.
Being a senior most citizen in jail, Yasin Attai used to give moral lectures to the other Kashmiri inmates to give them courage and hope. “We were allowed for a walk once every morning and evening. We used to spend the rest of the time in separate cells. We were cut off from the rest of the world, no news reached us,” he said in a media interview.
“I was detained in 2011 and taken to Kot Bhalwal jail (in Jammu) where my health deteriorated and I was also hospitalized. My sugar level rose and I have to depend on insulin. My pressure lever has not been stable since then,” Yasin Attai said.–Agencies