In a fresh act of state terrorism Indian troops have martyred one youth in Kupwara district of India-held Kashmir on Tuesday.
The troops killed the youth identified as Sameer Ahmad during a siege and search operation at Nagri in Drugmulla area of the district.
Sameer Ahmad was a resident of Dooru, Sopore.
On the other hand, people took to the streets in Sopore and staged forceful anti-India protests soon after the news about the killing of the youth spread.
Meanwhile, Indian police used brute force and detained several people after Kashmir Economic Alliance tried to conduct a march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar against the anti-people polices of the puppet regime.
Rebel groups fighting for Kashmir’s independence from India or its merger with neighboring Pakistan since 1989 often attack Indian government forces and other targets.
More than 68,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the subsequent Indian military crackdown. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Islamabad denies.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two over control of Kashmir, since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947.