Complete shutdown observed in Pulwama
In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has condemned the ongoing spree of killings and arrests by Indian forces in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that killings, arrests and unleashing of fear among masses would further deteriorate the already volatile situation in the territory.
He urged India to understand the reality that the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir could not be written off from the hearts and minds of the Kashmiri people with brute force, and asked New Delhi for resolving the dispute as per Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a youth in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today.
Earlier, a large number of youth took to the streets in Murran area of Pulwama against the ongoing search operation in adjoining Sheikhpora area.
Complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day, today, in Pulwama and Tral areas of South Kashmir against the recent killings.
All shops and business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the roads.
The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyat leaders in their separate statements paid great homage to the martyred youth, Liyaquat Muneer Wani and Wajidul Islam.
On the other hand, the BJP-led Indian government has started using its National Investigating Agency to arrest Kashmiri students studying in different states of India on false charges to portray the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination as terrorism.