Hajin shuts on 2nd day to mourn killings

Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement, which has consumed six hundred thousand lives since 1947 till date.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the so-called accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India had no constitutional, legal, political and moral justification and it was based on a total fraud. He maintained that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till the last Indian army man vacated Jammu and Kashmir. Syed Ali Gilani emphasized that India should give up its intransigence and provide the Kashmiri people an opportunity to decide their fate through a plebiscite.

Complete shutdown was observed in Hajin area of Bandipora district for the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the killings of six youth by Indian troops. All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road in the town.

Meanwhile, Indian forces launched cordon and search operations in different areas of Shopian district, today. The operations were jointly launched by Indian army, police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in Amshipora, Chitterpora, Nowgam, Shamsipora and Ramnagri areas of the district.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life participated in the blood donation camp organized by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front at Abi Guzur in Srinagar, today, to memorize the sacrifices of Sheikh Abdul Hameed and other Aali Kadal martyrs.

The High Court Bar Association in a statement in Srinagar welcomed the Pakistan-sponsored resolution, which was unanimously passed by the United Nations General Assembly, reaffirming the peoples’ right to self-determination as a fundamental right.

The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party at a meeting in Srinagar said that the party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah’s health was deteriorating in New Delhi’s Tihar jail.

On the other hand, a Sri Lankan author, Anuk Ardupragasam, who won the prestigious 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in Dhaka announced to contribute a part of the prize money for the victims of violence in occupied Kashmir. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is an international literary prize, awarded annually to writers, who write about South Asia themes such as culture, politics, history or people.

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