Sopore shuts over murder of goldsmith

Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, along with over half a dozen party activists in Islamabad town.

The police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and other party activists into custody when they were on their way to participate in a protest in Srinagar against killing of civilians by Indian troops in Shopian. They were lodged in Sadar Police Station in Islamabad town.

The JKPL in a statement while condemning the killing of civilians and arrest of resistance leaders said that the Indian forces and the puppet authorities were violating all international laws in occupied Kashmir. It paid glorious tributes to Rayees Ahmed Ganai who was injured in the firing of troops in Shopian on Saturday and succumbed to his injuries at Soura hospital in Srinagar, today.

On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today, to mourn the killing of a goldsmith, Tariq Ahmad Malik, whose body was retrieved from River Jhelum. Tariq Malik, 31, of Kalaroos Kupwara, who was putting up in Sopore was murdered after his abduction from his shop in Chhota Bazar Sopore on December 26. Traders Federation Sopore had called for the shutdown today in Sopore town in solidarity with the slain goldsmith.


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