Demos against ill-treatment of detainees, killing of youth

Srinagar, June 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Badgam district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Gund Chekpora area of the district. The troops also destroyed a residential house in the area. The killing of the youth triggered forceful demonstrations in the area. Indian police and troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several demonstrators. The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the entire district. The troops also launched a cordon and search operation in Harwan area of Sopore.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar said that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in his recent remarks impliedly accepted that Kashmir is an unresolved issue and its fate is yet to be decided. Narendra Modi had said that “had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first Prime Minister of India, Kashmir dispute would have been resolved”.

People staged demonstrations in Srinagar, Tral, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Baramulla and other areas, today, to register protest against the ill-treatment meted out to the illegally detained Kashmiris and the killing of youth by Indian troops. Call for the demonstrations was given by the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, sought the intervention of international rights bodies to end the plight of the Kashmiri political prisoners. The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement in Srinagar demanded unconditional release of all Kashmiri detainees.

The APHC-AJK leaders on the call of Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, gathered in Islamabad and held a meeting, today. The participants of the meeting denounced the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India.

In London, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front UK-chapter in a meeting expressed concern over the rapidly falling health of illegally detained party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in New Delhi’s Tihar jail.

Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists in a statement posted on its website condemned the increasing spate of attacks and murders of media workers in India. It called upon the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to take urgent action over the poor record on journalists’ safety in the country.

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