Indian troops martyr three Kashmiris in Shopian

Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Day and Al-Quds Day, today, was marked by forceful anti-India and anti-Israel demonstrations and rallies across the territory. Indian troops injured and arrested several people after using brute force against the protesters.

Call for observance of the day was given by Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. People took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Magam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Islamabad, Kokernag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and other areas raising high-pitched pro-freedom, anti-India and anti-Israel slogans. The demonstrations were led by Hurriyat leaders including Maulana Masroor Abbas, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Bashir Qureshi and Ghulam Nabi Waseem. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at different places. A resolution drafted by the Joint Resistance Leadership was read out and passed during Juma congregations at different mosques, shrines and imambargahs across the territory that called for an end to military occupations in Kashmir and Palestine.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Kahn’s offer of holding a dialogue on all the outstanding issues should be taken seriously by the new dispensation in New Delhi. He said that the Hurriyat leadership would support all the peace initiatives that are aimed at peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in their separate statements in Srinagar strongly denounced the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act, for the 38th time on illegally detained senior Hurriyat leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement in Srinagar expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiris during a cordon and search operation in Dragad Sugan area of Shopian district, today. The killing triggered forceful anti-India demonstrations in the area. Indian police and troops used brute force to disperse the protesters. The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the district. The troops also launched a similar cordon and search operations at Tral in Pulwama and in Dessan area of Kulgam. Two Indian policemen were injured in an attack at Oppun in Marwah area of Kishtwar district, today.

Complete shutdown was observed in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today, against the killing of two youth, who were martyred by Indian troops, yesterday.

In Jeddah, addressing the meeting of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, the APHC-AJK Convener and the Kashmiris’ True Representative, Syed Abdullah Gilani, said 70 years on, Kashmir dispute not only remains unresolved but has left a horrifying trail of death, destruction and immeasurable human suffering.


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