India trying to link Kashmiris’ movement with terrorism

Demos, strike in Bhaderwah against police atrocities

Srinagar, July 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that Indian secret agencies under a well-thought-out plan are devising policies to malign the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement and link it with global terrorism.

The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that these agencies with the active support of those elements not affiliated with the freedom struggle had chalked out a programme to carry out their sinister designs of linking the movement with global organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda to mislead the international community. They said that the Kashmiris’ freedom movement was indigenous and had nothing to do with such organizations. The leaders said that the peace-loving nations of the world had also acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiri people were continuing a peaceful struggle for its settlement.

The puppet authorities prevented Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under continued house arrest in Srinagar, from addressing a press conference, today, by deploying heavy contingents of Indian police and troops outside his residence. No journalist was allowed to cover the event as all routes leading to Nageen residence of the Mirwaiz were completely sealed with barbed wires.

In Bhaderwah town of Jammu region, people staged forceful demonstrations and observed complete shutdown against the ruthless beating of a youth by Indian police. The protesters said that the police personnel thrashed the youth, Mohsin Ganai, without any reason at the behest of the members of extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, who wanted to create communal tension in the town. Raising high-pitched pro-freedom slogans, the protesters demanded stern action against the cops involved in the incident.

Indian police arrested a Kashmiri youth, Arshad Ahmad, in Kolkata for alleged anti-India post on his Facebook wall.

Prominent politicians, human rights activists and journalists from India and occupied Kashmir addressing a conference in New Delhi strongly pitched for reviving the dialogue process among all stakeholders of the Kashmir dispute to settle it, once and for all. The speakers included Engineer Abdur Rasheed, Shujaat Bukhari, Professor Siddiq Wahid, Vinod Sharma, Nasir Aslam Wani and Manish Tewari.

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