Massive protests held in occupied Kashmir

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Massive protests held in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD:In occupied Kashmir, massive protests were held in all major towns today against the recent killing of nineteen youth by the Indian troops.

Call for the demonstrations was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.

Several people were injured due to use of brute force by the troops on the protesters.

People took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Charar-e-Sharif, Ganderbal, Kangan, Shopian, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kupwara, Trehgam, Palhalan, Pattan, Baramulla and other areas raising high-pitched pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at various places, injuring many of them.

A resolution framed by the Joint Resistance Leadership was also adopted at various mosques during Juma prayers. The resolution condemned the killings, expressed sympathy with the families of the victims and appreciated Pakistan for observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day, today.

Indian police arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists after subjecting them to brute force in Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar when they tried to take out a protest rally.

The puppet authorities had imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar and curfew in Kangan area of Ganderbal to prevent people from staging demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation in Kangan area of Pulwama district. The troops also launched a similar operation in Jugtiyal area of Kupwara district, today, causing huge inconvenience to the people.

  APP/AFP