Use of force by India in IOK denounced

Srinagar, November 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into a battle ground where Indian forces are using excessive and brute force on people peacefully protesting against stepped-up Indian state terrorism. The veteran leader in a statement issued in Srinagar announced to hold a condolence meeting at Zainakote in Srinagar, tomorrow, to memorize the 22-year old martyred engineering student, Gowhar Ahmad Dar. The Democratic Freedom Party in a statement urged the people to fully participate in the condolence meeting.

Gowhar Ahmad Dar was killed by Indian paramilitary forces during a peaceful protest at Zainakote on Saturday. Hurriyet leaders including Zamrooda Habib, Musadiq Aadil, Bilal Siddiqi, Muhammad Ramazan Khan, delegations of Jamaat-e-Islami and National Front during their visits to Gowhar’s family urged the world human rights bodies to take notice of the worsening situation in the occupied territory.

Scores of people including students staged anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar and Pattan areas against the cold-blooded murder of the student. Students of the SSM College of engineering in Pattan carrying banners and shouting anti-India slogans held a march from college towards the residence of the martyred, Gohar Ahmad Dar at Zainakote. Indian paramilitary forces fired teargas shells on the protesters at Srinagar-Baramulla highway.

Meanwhile, the occupation authorities continued to detain Hurriyet leaders and activists including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt and others to stop them from leading the demonstrations against the killing.

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