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Martyred teenage Khalid Mir remembered in IIOJK

Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference organised a prayer meeting in Sopore in memory of a 14-year old innocent martyr, Khalid Sharif Mir, on his martyrdom anniversary, today.

Khalid Mir was martyred by Indian troops in a brazen act of terrorism on June 30, 2009. The meeting was attended by several Hurriyat activists including the father of the martyr, Sharifud Din Mir.

Speakers on the occasion said that innocent Khalid was killed only because he was a Kashmiri Muslim and a freedom lover. On that fateful day, Khalid was part of a peaceful demonstration organised by students.

The personnel of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force chased the demonstrators and caught Khalid. First they thrashed him mercilessly and then threw him in river Jhelum from the bridge and when he tried to swim to safety, the trigger happy forces opened fire on him killing him on spot.

The participants also paid tributes to the other martyrs and said that the mission of these great sons of soil would be taken to its logical conclusion.

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