Killing of student by Indian troops strongly denounced

Srinagar, April 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have said that India is using its investigating agencies as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiri people in general and Hurriyat leaders and activists in particular.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned the notice issued by India’s Enforcement Directorate to minor daughters of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, arrest of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by National Investigation Agency and shifting him to Delhi’s Tihar jail, repeated quizzing of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and shifting of leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and other religious organizations to jails outside the valley. He said that the muscular tactics by New Delhi would strengthen the Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was quizzed for four consecutive days by NIA in New Delhi, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that he told the agency that Kashmir dispute has to be resolved politically. He said he is neither afraid of any threats and nor will succumb to any pressure.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War, Ghulam Nabi Waseem and Democratic Freedom Party in their statements strongly condemned the killing of a 7th class student, Owais Ahmed Mir, by Indian troops at Mandigam in Kupwara. Owais was killed when the troops opened fire on protesters in Mandigam after the polling for the sham poll in Baramulla parliamentary constituency concluded, yesterday. Dozens of people were injured due to the use of brute force by the Indian forces’ personnel on demonstrators in different areas of Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts, yesterday.

Indian police arrested five youth during house raids in Tahab area of Pulwama district, last night. The occupation authorities continued to impose curfew in Kishtwar district for the fourth consecutive day, today. The curfew was imposed in the district following the killing of a RSS leader, Chandrakant Singh, and his personal security officer, by unknown gunmen at Kishtwar district hospital on Tuesday.

On the other hand, National Alliance of People’s Movements, a grouping of civil and human rights organisations in India, in a statement said, ban on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway for two days a week reaffirmed the suspicion that BJP-led government is ideologically attracted to the shameful policies of Israel with regard to Palestine.


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