SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, forceful demonstrations were held in Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Islamabad and other areas, today against the killing of innocent civilians by Indian troops in Shopian.
A large number of Hurriyat leaders and activists participated in the demonstrations, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership and demanded for stern punishment to the culprits involved in the murder of 8-year-old girl in Kathua area of Jammu region.
The protesters led by Hurriyat leaders chanted high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown continued in Shopian district on the fifth consecutive day, today against the cold-blooded murder of civilians.
The puppet authorities imposed restrictions in the district to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killings.
Shutdown was also observed in Nowshera town of Rajouri district of Jammu region against the registering of cases against some locals for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during demonstrations, yesterday.
On the other hand, speakers at an international conference at the European Parliament in Brussels demanded an end to the miseries of women in occupied Kashmir. The conference was organized by the Kashmir Council European Union in collaboration with the members of European Parliament .
In Geneva, Kashmiri representatives including Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and Sardar Amjad Yousaf during interactions with members of different NGOs briefed them of the gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. APP/AFP