Pakistan claims that militants who were killed by forces are simple “youth”by Yana Mir
1st April 2020
Pakistan media groups continuing their widespread hatred against India, spew venom once again, claiming that the Indian Army is pointlessly slaying innocent lives in Kashmir.
Since 3 decades now, wrong and hateful accusations like these against Indian army are made only to fuel hatred and provoke violence in India, with the main purpose being- to continue the Kashmir conflict that was ignited by Pakistan since 1989.
However when we did a reality check, we discovered that from the deceased, three of them Muzaffar Ahmed Bhat, Omar Ameen Bhat and Sajad Ahmed Bhat were affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based militant outfit, and one Gulzar Ahmed Bhat belonged to Hizbul Mujahidden. While two of them had joined militancy in April last year, one in 2018 and the other in 2017, an Indian central police force officer told on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The militants were hiding in the house of a civilian when the forces surrounded them, triggering the gunfight, the police officer added.
Two AK 47 rifles, two pistols, ammunition and other incriminating material have been recovered from the site of the encounter, the spokesman said, adding all the slain militants were involved in several terror crime cases.
So far this year, at least 28 militants have been killed in Kashmir, in gunfights with security personnel.