JKLF chairman condemns Bipin Rawat's statement
In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik has condemned a recent statement of the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat terming it as an expression of naked fascism.
In a statement issued in Srinagar, he said Rawat’s remarks demonstrated his anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir mindset.
He said that the statement had proved that the real control of India was lying in the hands of Indian armed forces.
He made it clear to General Bipin Rawat and Indian political leadership that Kashmiris were rendering valuable sacrifices for the freedom cause and India can never defeat their aspirations by military means.
Meanwhile, Indian troops vandalized property and subjected residents to ruthless torture during a cordon-and-search operation in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
The troops barged into residential houses at Midoora locality and conducted house-to-house searches.
Massive protests were held against the injuries to two civilians including a woman in Indian troops’ firing on protesters in Zianakote area of Srinagar.
On the other hand, the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum in a statement condemned the arrest of a Srinagar-based businessman, Bilal Ahmad Kawa by Delhi police in connection with a 17-year old case. Police in occupied Kashmir have confessed that they had nothing adverse in their records against Bilal.