Srinagar, September 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Shopian and Baramulla towns, today, against the stepped-up Indian state terrorism.
Shopian town remained shut on the second consecutive day in protest against the recent killing of five persons by Indian troops. Locals told media men that they would continue their protests until the guilty troops were punished and the army camp in the area was removed. Complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town against the arrest of youth by Indian police during house raids.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the arrest of innocent people in Baramulla. He warned the puppet administration of serious consequences if the arrest spree was not stopped forthwith. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of gross human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian forces in the territory.
APHC leaders, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Abdur Rasheed Untoo and Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, visited Palhalan area of Pattan and expressed solidarity with the families of two youth who were recently killed by Indian troops in a fake encounter. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, they said that India would not succeed to suppress the liberation movement through brutal tactics.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, in his statement expressed concern over the arrest of party leaders and activists and harassment of their family members by Indian police across Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one youth in Machil area of Kupwara district, today. One Indian trooper was killed and another critically injured in an attack in Iqbal Park area of Srinagar, today.
On the other hand, liberation leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Fazl Haq Qureshi, Aasiya Andrabi, Yasmeen Raja, the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory, Muhammad Abdullah Wani, and a large number of people from different walks of life visited Saida Kadal area of Srinagar and condoled the sad demise of the mother-in-law of Hurriyet leader, Abdul Aziz Dar, and the wife of noted poet and religious scholar, Mushtaq Kashmiri.
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