Complete shutdown observed in Tral

Srinagar, May 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has urged India to adopt a realistic and political approach to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

The APHC said this during its Executive Council meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, which was presided over by Chairman Syed Ali Gilani. A statement issued at the end of the meeting said the participants expressed serious concern over the ill-treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees in Tihar jail.

Syed Ali Gilani while addressing a Nuzool-e-Quran function in Srinagar, today, said that Hurriyat was not against talks, but they should be meaningful and result-oriented. He said that 102 rounds of Pak-India talks were held in the past, but they failed to yield result. Others who attended the event included Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Muhammad Ysasin Malik.

The Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the use of indiscriminate force by Indian troops on worshipers at historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq visited SMHS hospital to inquire about the health of the people injured in the police action. Later, the Mirwaiz in a statement said that he was deeply saddened to see the injured writhing in pain with most having pellet wounds in their eyes.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat and Kashmir Bar Association in their statements also condemned the brutal action of Indian forces against the worshipers. Nearly 60 people including women were wounded, many with pellets, when forces fired inside the Masjid on last Friday.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Tral area of Pulwama district to mark the first martyrdom anniversary of mujahid commander Sabzar Ahmad Butt and his associate Faizan Butt. All shops and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the road. Sabzar and Faizan were martyred by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Baramulla on this day in 2017.

As many as 19 personnel of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force were injured in a road accident in Srinagar, today.


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