Published On: Sat, Aug 27th, 2016

Indian atrocities continue in IOK, toll rises to 86

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Indian atrocities continue in IOK, toll rises to 86

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people were injured today also due to the use of brute force by Indian troops to prevent people from staging demonstrations against civilian killings and conducting a march towards Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar.

A youth was martyred while over two hundred people were injured, many of them critically, due to the brutal actions of Indian forces on peaceful protesters across the Kashmir Valley, yesterday.

Call for the march towards Badami Bagh Cantonment was jointly given by Hurriyet leadership to hand over a letter to the General Officer Commanding of 15 Core of Indian Army, asking the Indian forces to vacate Jammu and Kashmir. They have also asked the people of occupied Kashmir and all over the world to mail the letter, which was released by Syed Ali Gilani yesterday, to Indian Armed forces and paramilitary forces.

The authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir Valley on the 50th consecutive day, today, while all roads leading to the Badami Bagh Cantonment were sealed.

Defying curfew, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pattan, Pulwama, Bandipora, Islamabad, Kulgam and other areas and raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Indian police and troops fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at various places injuring hundreds of people.

Indian police arrested the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, outside his residence in Srinagar when he defied house detention and tried to lead the march. He was lodged at Humhama police station.

The authorities detained Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Cheshma Shahi sub-jail in Srinagar while other leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Bilal Siddiqui, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Zafar Akbar Butt remained under detention.

Meanwhile, death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 86 with the martyrdom of one more youth. The youth, Shahnawaz Khan, had jumped into River Jhelum after he was chased by Indian forces in Sangam area of Islamabad district, yesterday, and his body was fished out, today.

Thousands of people attended his funeral prayers, raising slogans in favour of freedom and against India. The Muslim community in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region observed shutdown, today, against civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley.

In Islamabad, speakers at a seminar, today, expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir and appealed to the international community to impress upon India to stop its brutalities in the territory.

The seminar was organised by the Youth Forum for Kashmir and was addressed among others by Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, Dr Muhammad Khan, Dr Habib-ur Rehman, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Sardar Khalid Ibrahim, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and Shaikh Tajammul-ul-Islam.

Courtesy: SN

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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