Demos against teacher’s custodial killing

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Hajin town of Bandipora district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Mir Mohalla area of Hajin. The troops also launched similar operations in Wahab Parray Mohalla and Baniyari areas of Hajin. The occupation authorities suspended mobile internet services in Bandipora district. The troops also laid siege around Warpora and Kalantara areas of Baramulla district. The operations continued till last reports came in.

Earlier, one Indian policeman and a soldier were injured in an attack in Warpora. Two Indian policemen, including a Station House Officer, were injured in a grenade blast in Sopore town, today. Several people sustained injuries when Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful protesters in the town. An Indian soldier opened fire on his colleagues killing three of them at an army camp in Battal Ballian area of Udhampur district.

Meanwhile, on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership a large number of people including traders held a demonstration outside historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, today, against the killing of a school principal, Rizwan Asad, in police custody. Scores of people including family members of Rizwan staged a demonstration in Awantipora. The protesters were joined by the members of local Sikh community. Complete shutdown continued in Awantipora on the third consecutive day, today, against Rizwan’s killing. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, and Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, along with a delegation visited Awantipora and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

On the other hand, the occupation authorities booked nine persons including four Hurriyat activists under black law, Public Safety Act, and lodged them at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

A Delhi court has allowed the Indian Enforcement Directorate to quiz the illegally detained All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, noted Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Watali, and Naval Kishore Kapoor, a UAE-based businessman, in a false case registered against them.

Paris-based human rights organization, International Federation for Human Rights, an amalgam of 184 organisations from 112 countries, in a briefing note maintained that since 1990, more than 70,000 people have been killed, more than 8,000 subjected to enforced disappearances and thousands arrested and detained under repressive laws by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. It also called for establishing a Commission of Inquiry to investigate all incidents of human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory, as recommended in the report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


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