Indian Troops crackdown in IOK injure hundreds including women and children
ISLAMABAD: (APP) Hundreds of people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) including women, girls and children were injured, many of them critically, due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on peaceful protesters across the territory on Friday.
Defying curfew and other restrictions, people in large numbers took to the streets in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Kangan, Badgam, Beerwah, Bandipore, Hajin, Ajas, Sumbal, Kupwara, Islamabad, Bijbehara, Baramulla, Sopore, Pattan, Pulwama,
Shopian, Kulgam and other areas and held massive demonstrations against the killing spree unleashed by Indian police and troops in the Occupied Kashmir Valley, KMS reported.
They shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. They also waved Pakistani flags. Islamic and Azadi songs were played from the loudspeakers of mosques.
Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at various places injuring hundreds of people.
More than eighty protesters including a girl were wounded in the brutal action of forces' personnel at Arhama in Kangan alone. The analysts described today's demonstrations as totally pro-Pakistan.
People of Rajouri, Kishtwar, Banihal and Bhaderwah areas of Jammu region also observed strike and staged demonstrations.
The puppet authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir Valley on the 35th consecutive day, today.
Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi were kept under illegal detention.
Indian police arrested several Hurriyet leaders and activists including Muhammad Abdullah Tari during a protest in Hyderpora area of Srinagar.
Mobile and Internet services were suspended while Srinagar's historic Jamia Masjid, Imambargah Badgam and other major mosques of the territory were sealed by the authorities and people could not offer Juma prayers.
On the other hand, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement have called for Referendum March to the Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Saturday and Sunday.