Indian police injure several protesters in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian police used brute force against peaceful protesters in Srinagar, today. After Friday prayers people took to the streets in Nowhatta and other areas of Srinagar and staged forceful anti-India demonstrations. They raised slogans in favour of freedom and against India. Indian police personnel resorted to heavy lathi-charge and excessive teargas shelling to disperse the protesters.

Several people sustained injuries in the police action. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement strongly denounced the brutal use of force on the people who were offering prayers in the premises of Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Bashir Ahmed Butt, led an anti-India demonstration in Yaripora area of Kulgam. People on the occasion raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Meanwhile, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a statement in Srinagar welcomed the assertion of Pakistani Mission in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Jammu and Kashmir was not a part of India but was a disputed territory pending resolution for the past several decades. Hurriyet leaders including Javaid Ahmed Mir and Shabbir Ahmed Dar addressing gatherings in different areas said that India would never succeed to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation movement through military might.

Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Farida Behanji as well as the High Court Bar Association and the Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory in their statements in Srinagar strongly denounced the arrest of the students of Kashmir University by Indian police. The students of Islamia University staged demonstrations to demand release of the arrested students of Kashmir University. The occupation authorities continued to place the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, under house arrest in Srinagar, today. He was not even allowed to offer Juma prayers. The veteran leader is under house detention for

In Geneva, Kashmiri representative, Altaf Hussain Wani, taking part in general debate under agenda item 5 in the 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council demanded of India to facilitate the visits of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Working group on Enforced Disappearances to the occupied territory and ratify without reservations the Convention on Enforced Disappearance and Torture. Speakers at a seminar in Luton, UK, said that durable peace in South Asia was not possible without settlement of the Kashmir dispute. The speakers included Senator Abdul Qayoom, Lord Qurban Hussain, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and Professor Zafar Khan.

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