Ceasefire drama ends after claiming 30 lives » Kashmir Media Service

Gilani’s freedom talk with troops goes viral

Srinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces martyred 30 people including teenage boys and injured as many as 160 during the Ramadan ceasefire drama enacted by India between 17th of May and 17th of June in the territory. The troops arrested over 100 people during the period. The Indian government, today, announced an end to the so-called ceasefire. The announcement was made by the Indian Home Ministry in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of All Parties Huriryat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed the hope that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will eventually be able to secure their freedom from brutal Indian occupation. A video, which went viral on social media, shows Syed Ali Gilani addressing the personnel of Indian occupational forces, present at the gate of his Hyderpora residence to prevent him from proceeding towards Eidgah to offer Eid prayers. The video shows supporters of the octogenarian leader exerting force on the door. As the door was slammed opened, Syed Ali Gilani confronted a contingent of Indian army and police, blocking his way with a heavy vehicle. On this occasion, Syed Ali Gilani said that Jammu and Kashmir was reeling under the worst Indian occupation where people were not even allowed to offer religious obligations. He said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute, and India should not deny the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people.

The condition of a 24-year-old youth who was injured in firing by Indian troops in Soura area of Srinagar district, yesterday, continues to remain critical at Soura hospital. The youth identified as Abdul Majeed War was injured when personnel of Central Reserve Police Force hit him from the close range during a protest in the area.

Thousands of people attended the funeral of young boy, Sheeraz Ahmad, at Brakpora in Islamabad district, today. He was martyred in firing by the Indian troops on protesters in the area, yesterday.

In Washington, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fair, the Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum in a statement said that the report released by the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights was a significant step towards greater international recognition of the serious abuses committed against Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces. This report, he added, takes the veil of secrecy off of India’s crimes against humanity.

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