Troops martyr three more youth in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Another PSA on TeH leader denounced

Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district, raising the number of martyrs in the territory to five since yesterday.

The troops killed the youth during a violent military operation at Baktur in Gurez area of Banidpora district. Earlier, two youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, last night.Indian forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowshera area of Rajouri district,today.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned the slapping of second draconian law Public Safety Act on party leader, Syed Imtiaz Haider, and his subsequent shifting to Amphala jail in Jammu. Sehrai said the court had quashed Imtiaz Haider’s PSA and ordered his release but he was, instead, kept in police custody till another PSA was slapped on him.

A Tehreek-e-Hurriyat delegation led by Bashir Ahmed Qureshi visited the residence of a Kashmiri man, Sheikh Imran, and congratulated him over his acquittal after 16 years of illegal detention.

Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema, Kashmir Valley’s biggest conglomerate of ulemas, scholars, Imams and Khateebs, in a statement issued after a meeting in SRinagar expressed concern over the government order regarding profiling of mosque committees and Imams.

Hurriyat leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in their statements issued in Srinagar urged the United Nations and the United States to prevail upon India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective.

Anjuman Sharie Shian staged a protest sit-in at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, today, to demand removal of restrictions on 8th and 10th Muharram processions. The protest was led by senior APHC leader and Anjuman Sharie Shian President Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi.

Prominent lawyers affiliated with the Jammu Bar Association addressing a meeting of the Bar in Jammu appealed to the masses to remain united for protection of special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The lawyers vowed to protect Articles 370 and 35-A, which grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir and prohibit non-Kashmiris from acquiring land in the territory. The meeting was chaired by former Senior Additional Advocate General, Subash Chander Gupta.

The APHC AJK chapter at a meeting in Islamabad, today, urged the international community to take notice of Indian atrocities against Hurriyat leaders and activists in occupied Kashmir. The participants expressed concern over the unprovoked firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control.

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