Strict restrictions in Khrew to prevent anti-India demos

Srinagar, April 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continued to impose stringent restrictions at Khrew in Pulwama on the second consecutive day, today, to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the brutalities of Indian police and paramilitary personnel in the area.

Several people were injured when Indian police fired pallets and teargas shells on anti-India demonstrations in Khrew on Friday evening. Fifteen people were injured in the police action. Two youth had received grievous injuries in their eyes and were shifted to New Delhi for specialized treatment.

The authorities had imposed strict restrictions, yesterday, to forestall the demonstrations. Residents of the area said that the personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force had barged into the residential houses, thrashed the inmates including women, ransacked the household goods and broke the windowpanes.

On the other hand, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the thrashing of Kashmiri students at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar by the students belonging to different parts of India. The Indian students had beaten up the Kashmiri students for celebrating West Indies’ victory over India in the semi-final of the World T20.

Syed Ali Gilani asked New Delhi to introspect why Kashmiris celebrated India’s defeat on streets. The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said that the NIT incident showed that Kashmiri students were not safe even on their own soil.

The Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Yasir, addressing a convention of his party in Islamabad town, today, strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and described it as political vengeance. Meanwhile, two youth were injured, one of them critically, after an Indian Army vehicle deliberately hit a private car in Wayil area of Ganderbal. A head constable of Indian police sustained injuries when some unidentified gunmen attacked a police party at Muran Chowk in the town.

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