Forceful demos held against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

Forceful demos held against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, forceful demonstrations were held in Srinagar, Tral and Pahelgam today against the continued detention of resistance leaders, surge in the killing of youth and other atrocities by the Indian troops in the territory.

The protesters raising high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans condemned the continued house arrest of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

Addressing the protesters, the Hurriyat  leaders said India had unleashed the worst form of state terrorism to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination but would never succeed in its nefarious designs.

The APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar hailed the recent assertion of President Mamnoon Hussain wherein he sought the implementation of the UN resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute. The octogenarian leader said that Pakistan always stood like a rock guarding the Kashmiris’ just cause.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar strongly denounced the use of brute force on protesters particularly students by the Indian troops and police personnel.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Tral and Shopian against the recent killing of youth by the Indian troops.

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation at Kanthwali Jammugund in Keran area of Kupwara district.

On the other hand, the Indian Supreme Court today stayed the trial in the molestation and murder of the minor girl in Kathua area of occupied Kashmir and asked the accused to respond to the plea for the transfer of trial to Chandigarh.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice, Dipak Misra, Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra stayed the trial which was listed for tomorrow (Saturday) in Kathua, saying that it would hold a hearing on the plea for transfer of trial on 7th of next month. APP/AFP