Washington, June 16 (KMS): The Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has expressed serious concern over the child casualties in occupied Kashmir.
A report released on Monday said, “The UN has verified the killing of eight children in Kashmir.”
Guterres said in the report that the casualties in Kashmir occurred mainly due to “torture in detention, shootings, including from pellet guns, and cross-border shelling”.
The report also spoke of attacks on nine schools by “unidentified elements”. Guterres said that he was concerned about the detention of 68 children between the ages of nine and 17 on various charges with one of them held for all
Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, taking the number of martyred youth in the territory to four since yesterday.
The troops martyred two youth inside a mosque during a cordon and search operation in Pampore area of the district. The troops had martyred one youth in the same area while another at Bandpawa in Shopian district, yesterday. The operation in Pampore was going on when last reports came in.
Indian police and troops also used brute force and fired teargas shells on the protesters in the area.
Meanwhile, the troops continued violent military operations in different areas of Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipore districts.
egedly associating with “armed groups”.
He asked the Indian government to take preventive measures to protect children and to ban the use of pellet guns against them. “The UN is concerned about the arrest of children during nocturnal raids in Kashmir, and their detention at army camps, “torture in detention” and detention without due process as he urged the government to end these practices,” the report read.