Gilani greets Pakistan over becoming HRC member

Srinagar, October 18, 2017 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Huriryat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has greeted government as well as people of Pakistan over its becoming the member of United Nations Human Rights Council for the next term.

Syed Ali Gilani in his message in Srinagar, today, hoped that Pakistan would continue to raise its voice against human rights violations perpetrated in any part of the world, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian occupational forces. Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement strongly condemned the display of weapons in different programmes by the activists of Hindu extremist organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Jammu. The APHC said that RSS was preparing the ground for a large-scale destruction on the pattern of 1947-like genocide in Jammu.

Several people were injured after Indian troops opened fire on protesters following braid-chopping incidents in Islamabad and other parts of the occupied territory. At least five people received bullet injuries when troops opened fire on protesters who caught hold of a braid chopper in Salar area of Islamabad district, today. The braid chopper escaped in the army vehicle. People also captured four braid-chopper Indian soldiers in Kangan and Kralpora areas of Gandarbal and Kupwara districts. They set an army vehicle on fire in Kangan against Indian army’s intervention. More incidents of braid chopping were reported from Uri and Beehama areas of Baramulla and Gandarbal districts.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing an Awami Action Committee meeting in Srinagar, today, denounced the braid-chopping incidents and use of force on people protesting against these shameful acts.

Clashes broke out in Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora, today, after students came out of their classes and protested against the continued arrest of their fellow student, Junaid Ahmad Aakhoon. The students marched on the main road and blocked the traffic. Use of brute force by police on protesting students triggered clashes.

The personnel of Indian forces raided houses in Malik Gund, Turkwangam and Babekhider areas of Shopian district, damaged doors and windows of the houses and vandalized household goods. A teacher was found dead with throat slit in the district.

In utter disregard to basic human rights of inmates, the authorities at Kot Bhalwal jail subjected political under-trials to physical torture and forced them to strip naked. Media reports quoting jail sources said that such incidents were common with the inmates. JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement expressed anguish over the plight of detainees languishing in different jails from the past many decades.

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