Protesters subjected to force, many injured

Srinagar, June 29, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured, some of them critically, when Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in Pulwama town, today. People took to the streets at Chatpora in the town after the troops launched a cordon and search operation in adjacent Thamuna area. They marched towards Thamuna raising high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering severe clashes. Several people sustained injuries in the troops’ action. The troops also destroyed a residential house in the area.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth during a violent military operation in Tunga-Kachama area of Kupwara district, today. Two Indian soldiers were injured in an attack on a patrolling party of Indian Army in Ahgam area of Shopian district.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference and the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in their statements in Srinagar expressed serious concern over horrific and fearful atmosphere created by the Indian forces’ personnel through frequent night raids on the residences of pro-freedom leaders and activists. They said that despite Indian state terrorism, the Kashmiri people would take their freedom movement to its logical conclusion, come what may.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in a meeting presided over by its Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to a boy, Khalid Sharif, of Sopore on his 9th martyrdom anniversary. The meeting was attended by Muhammad Sultan Magray, Merajuddin Soleh, Bashir Ahmed and Ghulam Nabi Waseem. Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi addressing gatherings in different areas said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat in a statement in Srinagar rejecting the latest recommendation of the Indian Home Ministry asking the National Investigation Agency to file a fresh FIR against the party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, termed it another ploy of India to muzzle the genuine Kashmiri voices.

On the other hand, Kashmiri representatives including Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Parvaiz Ahmed Shah and Mrs Shameem Shawl addressing the UN Road Conference in Geneva called upon the World Body to help in resolving the Kashmir dispute by granting the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

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