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Indian troops martyr 72 innocent Kashmiris in Aug
| Updated at: 1154 PST, Wednesday, September 01, 2010|
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 72 innocent Kashmiris including 31 teenagers and four women during the last month of August.
According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred three were killed in custody.
These killings rendered three women widowed and nine children orphaned.
The troops disgraced 20 women and tortured 1,505 persons, injuring most of them critically, by using teargas shelling and bullets on peaceful demonstrators during the period. Indian police arrested 236 people including Hurriyet leaders and activists.
The troops also damaged a residential house during the month.