Demos in Kulgam against killing of employee by troops

Srinagar, December 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Kulgam, today, against the killing of a government employee by Indian Army during a siege and search operation, yesterday.

Assadullah Kumar, a guard in fisheries department, was shot dead after Indian Army started a search operation in Tchansar area of Kulgam district, last night. The deceased was on duty at the time of his killing.

Thousands of people staged demonstrations at main road in Vessu village in the district, demanding immediate arrest of the killers of Assadullah Kumar. They raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The protesters and the family members of Assadullah Kumar said that he was killed by Indian Army and had two bullet injuries and torture marks on his body.

The employees of Fisheries department also staged a demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar, demanding an impartial probe to bring the killers of their slain colleague to book.

The puppet authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest again, today. He was scheduled to lead a gathering at the shrine of Khawaja Naqashband Sahib in Khwaja Bazaar area of Srinagar, today. The puppet authorities have kept the Mirwaiz under continued house arrest or illegal detention for the past almost five months and he was only allowed to offer Friday prayers yesterday after 20 weeks. Forceful demonstrations were staged at Khwaja Bazaar in Srinagar against the house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

On the other hand, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the recent killing of a civilian, Sajjad Ahmad Malik, by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Duroo area of Islamabad district. The APHC Chairman said that Indian forces had let loose the spree of bloodshed as they were encouraged by Delhi Darbar and its local faces, turning the entire occupied territory into a police state. Hurriyet leaders, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory also denounced the killing of innocent people by Indian troops in Kulgam and Islamabad areas.

Noted religious scholar, Qazi Yasir, addressing a gathering in Islamabad town hailed the Kashmiri people for their steadfastness during the ongoing uprising.

Indian police have arrested more than twenty youth during nocturnal raids in Tahab area of Pulwama. APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, in a statement strongly denounced the arrest spree unleashed by Indian police and troops across the territory.

Meanwhile, Indian police launched a massive search operation near Governor House in Zabarwan forest area of Srinagar, today, after two persons abandoned a lorry when they were asked to stop near a barricade.

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