Taj Mahal echoes with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans

Srinagar, April 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth, Rahil Rashid Sheikh and Bilal Ahmed during a cordon and search operation at Padguchi in Imam Sahib area of the district. Rahil was a student of M.Tech. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Indian police and troops arrested five youth during nocturnal raids at Lalgam in Chadoora area of Budgam district. India’s National Investigation Agency arrested a youth of Ratnipora area of Pulwama district.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Kashmir High Court Bar Association and the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in their statements strongly condemned the use of brute force against the detainees at Central Jail, Srinagar. Several detainees lodged in the jail were injured due to the use of brute force against the protesting inmates on Thursday evening.

Residents and truck drivers held a protest in Batengoo area of Islamabad district, today, against the thrashing of a driver by the Indian army soldiers. The protesters, including men and women, said that the army men thrashed a truck driver, namely Yawar Ahmad Malik, without any reason. People also foiled the attempt of Indian police and troops to arrest a cleric by staging forceful demonstrations in Poniwoha area of Kulgam, last evening.

On the other hand, India’s Taj Mahal echoed with slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on the event of the annual Urs of Emperor Shahjahan. Indian media reported that the slogans were shouted when a green ‘chadar’ was being brought through the Royal Gate of the Taj Mahal. When the chadar crossed the threshold of the gate, a youth came forward and shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. He then turned back and disappeared in the crowd before anyone could understand what happened.

In Brussels, the President of All Party Group on Kashmir in the European Parliament, Julie Ward, and Vice President, Klaus Buchner, in a joint statement, today, said that they were convinced that right to self-determination to the Kashmiris should no longer be denied. They deplored that the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir use excessive force which leads to killings of innocent people and a high number of injuries, many caused by pellet-firing shotguns. They added that India’s infamous National Investigation Agency has pinpointed the Hurriyat leaders for fake cases simply because they advocate the right to self-determination for the people of Kashmir.


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