Srinagar, December 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Indian troops and dreaded investigation agencies have intensified their violent cordon and search operations and raids in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle. Indian troops continued violent siege and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Ganderbal, Badgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad, Rajouri, Doda and other districts, subjecting the residents to severe harassment. They also arrested several persons during these operations. The sleuths of India’s dreaded National Investigation Agency conducted raids in Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam and other districts, and took away documents, mobiles, laptops and other equipment of the residents.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement in Srinagar said Indian state terrorism will not subdue the Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom and they will continue their struggle till complete success. Meanwhile, posters appeared in Srinagar and other areas of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, saying that India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir has ruined the daily life of the Kashmiris. The posters, displayed by Jammu and Kashmir Wariseen Shuhada, urged the UN to implement its resolutions for settlement of the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.
Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti, talking to reporters in Chadoora area of Budgam, said the harsh tactics employed by the Narendra Modi-led Indian regime in IIOJK cannot change the ground realities of Jammu and Kashmir. People staged forceful protest demonstrations against the anti-people policies of the occupation authorities. Rural health workers and helpers staged a demonstration in Handwara against the newly-launched policy of depriving the local employees of their jobs on one pretext or another. The protesting workers said that they were being removed from the service without pension benefits.
Multiple protests were held in Jammu by the Jammu-based reserved category employees and daily wagers in support of their pending demands. On the other hand, speakers at a seminar in Istanbul, Turkiye, appealed to the United Nations to take cognizance of grave human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination.
The seminar was organized by Post-Colonial Studies Application and Research Canter of Uskudar University, Istanbul, and the speakers included President of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam N Mir, and Chairman of World Forum for Peace and Justice, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai. In India, at least sixteen Indian soldiers including three Junior Commissioned Officers were killed after an army truck slipped down the steep slope in Zema area in Sikkim state. Four soldiers were also injured in the accident.
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