People defy curfew, stage anti-India demos in Handwara

Srinagar, April 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, people defied curfew and staged anti-India protests in Handwara town, today. The authorities have imposed strict curfew in Kupwara and Handwara towns to prevent people to protest against the killing of four civilians Iqbal Ahmad, Nayeem Qadir, Jehangir Ahmad and Raja Begum in Indian troops’ firings on protesters in Handwara and Drugmulla areas of Kupwara.

Hundreds of people defying curfew came out of their residences in different areas of Handwara town and shouted high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force on the demonstrators. Clashes between the protesters and the forces’ personnel were going on till last reports came in.

Meanwhile, Hurriyet leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, who is illegally detained in a police station in Islamabad town, in a statement strongly denounced the imposition of curfew in Srinagar and Kupwara areas and blocking of internet services in the occupied territory. He said that the actions showed that India had accepted its defeat in the territory.

Mukhtar Waza said that Indian armed forces had waged a war against the unarmed Kashmiris and were killing them to curb their ongoing liberation movement. He said that such tactics could not stop the Kashmiri people from achieving their cherished goal of freedom.

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