Troops committing grave human rights abuses in IOK

Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that India has turned Jammu and Kashmir into a police state where people are undergoing severe hardships.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a public gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar deplored that the puppet administration was unleashing more and more repression on both the Kashmiri people and leadership to intimidate them into submission. He denounced the authorities for disallowing people from offering Juma prayers at the historic mosque on the past three consecutive Fridays.

Resistance leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and the High Court Bar Association of the territory in their separate statements in Srinagar strongly condemned the social media gag on employees by the puppet authorities. They said that the action was aimed at concealing harsh realities and atrocities perpetrated by the Indian troops on the people of occupied Kashmir.

Hurriyat leaders including Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Bashir Ahmed Qureshi and Mudassir Ahmed Nadvi addressing public gatherings at different places said that the Indian troops were committing grave human rights violations in the garb of cordon and search operations, raids and crackdowns across the occupied territory.

The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the continued house arrest of Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Javaid Ahmed Mir and party Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt. It deplored that the leaders were not even allowed to perform their religious obligations like offering Juma prayers.

Meanwhile, people staged forceful demonstrations in Kareemabad area of Pulwama, today, after the Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation. The troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters.

The delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League and Muslim Deeni Mahaz visited Tral area of Pulwama district and expressed solidarity with the family of a youth Noor Muhammad Tantray who was recently martyred by the Indian troops during a siege and search operation.

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