ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in Indian-held Kashmir have shot dead seven Kashmiri youth on Friday in the Kupwara district.
The troops killed the youth during the ongoing military operations at Dhobiwan Khurhama, Dragmulla and Wuder Bala areas of the district since yesterday.
The military operations continued till reports last came in, reported KMS.
Indian army claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in encounters with the troops.
People took to the streets at Wuder Bala and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian forces shot at and used tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Earlier, the Indian Army killed a budding cricketer, Nayeem Bhatt in April. The student of Government Degree College Handwara, was killed when the Indian troops opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl in the town.
A complete shutdown is being observed in Maisuma area of Srinagar against the continued illegal detention of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik.