Torture, disgrace of women strongly condemned

Srinagar, November 17, 2015 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyet leaders have strongly condemned harassment, arrest and disgrace of women by Indian troops in Bandipore, yesterday. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar sharply reacted to inhuman action of Indian army at Chuntimulla in Bandipore and termed it as the worst crime against humanity.

Indian Army had barged into houses of civilians, arrested around a dozen persons including women and took them to the army camp of 14 Rashtriya Rifles in the area. The arrested people including a woman were subjected to severe torture. The woman was later admitted to a hospital in critical condition.

Senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who is in jail, in his statement denouncing the brutal assault by Indian Army said that India had unleashed a reign of terror against innocent citizens at the behest communal forces.

Other Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Farida Behanji, APHC, JKLF, JKLF-R, Peoples Freedom League, High Court Bar Association and Doctors Association of Kashmir in their separate statements deplored that India and its puppet authorities were making civilians victim of bullets and lethal weapons for raising voice against state terrorism.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a meeting in Srinagar said that India could not sweep the Kashmir dispute under the carpet through use of brute military force against the Kashmiri population. Meanwhile, three Indian Army personnel including a colonel have been critically injured in an encounter with Mujahideen at Manigah in Kupwara, today. Military operation and clashes were continuing till last reports came in.

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