Raids, crackdowns against civilians denounced

Police arrest Muhammad Yasin Malik in Shopian

Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned Indian forces’ crackdown operations against civilians saying that Kashmiri people are being harassed in all possible way.

The resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that raids and crackdowns had become a regular feature in the occupied territory and the people of Kashmir were being held hostage for hours by Indian troops on gunpoint. The leaders ridiculing the statement of police chief that crackdown at Lal Chowk was a part of routine drill said that Indian forces had no respect for civilian rights. The leaders urged international human rights organizations to take notice of occupational forces’ inhuman treatment towards the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, condemned the harassment of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Altaf Ahmad Shah by India’s National Investigation Agency and his summoning by NIA in the name of questioning. He termed the action as political vengeance.

Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with his associate, Noor Muhammad Kalwal in Shopian district, today.

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyet forum in a statement strongly condemned the continued house detention of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The forum demanded the release of Masarrat Aalam Butt Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shakeel Bakhshi and other pro-freedom leaders and activists.

The APHC General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a statement urged the people to apprise the Amarnath Yatris about the reality of the Kashmir dispute and give them details of Jalianwala Bagh-type massacres carried out by Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hurriyet leaders Javed Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, today, visited Martyrs Graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar to pay tributes to Tufail Ahmad Matoo on his seventh martyrdom anniversary. Tufail Mattoo, a 12th class student, was shot dead by Indian police on this day in 2010 in Srinagar when he was returning home from tuition. His killing had triggered massive anti-India demonstrations in the territory.

On the other hand, a police officer was critically injured in firing outside Indian police camp in the Imam Sahib area of Shopian, today. The injured police officer was shifted to the hospital.

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