Indian Forces Kill Innocent Kashmiri Youth

Irfan Ahmad Ganaie and Irshad Ahmad Dar, both residents of Markundal village in Sumbal area, who were killed in army firing in early hours of June 30 in Bandipora district in Kashmir Valley triggering furious protests all over Indian-Held Kashmir.

Irfan Ahmed Ganie (19) and Irshad Ahmed Dar (25), both residents of Markundal village in Sumbal were killed on June 30 by Army officers. Irfan Ahmed Ganie death has been denied by the officers saying they were not involved in the killing of the youth. The killing was believed to be taken in the early hours of the day with shots being heard at around 3am and the officers being sighted at the scene.

Irshad Ahmed Dar’s killing has been admitted as a forced response to the protests occurring on Sunday morning. The two deaths has disturbed the atmosphere within Srinagar as shops, banks and other establishments have shut down.

With AFSPA still in enactment, the power given to troops for killing remains a controversial law as, such laws oppress the Kashmiri’s people right to freedom and self-determination. World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance is concerned that the draconian laws such as AFSPA are continuously promoting state terrorism by the Indian army and its paramilitary forces, and recent victims of this terror are Irfan Ahmad Ganaie and Irshad Ahmad Dar.