In­dian sup­pres­sion cre­at­ing match­ing re­sis­tance: APHC

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

for the con­struc­tion of rail­way tracks were not paid by the au­thor­i­ties, while the poorly main­tained walk­ways along­side the tracks were af­fect­ing their move­ment.

They also said that the res­i­den­tial ar­eas were close to un­fenced rail­ways tracks, re­sult­ing in loss of lives. The sub-dis­trict mag­is­trate (SDM) Pat­tan, Hameeda Akhtar, the tehsil­dar con­cerned, and po­lice of­fi­cials reached the spot and con­vinced the res­i­dents to end the protest.—KR SRI­NA­GAR—The All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence has said that In­dia is us­ing mil­i­tary power to sup­press the Kash­miris’ just strug­gle for se­cur­ing their right to self-de­ter­mi­na­tion promised to them by the In­dian lead­ers at the global fo­rums.

The APHC in a state­ment is­sued in Sri­na­gar said, In­dia claims to be the largest democ­racy of the world but its demo­cratic cre­den­tials stand ex­posed in the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­tory where peo­ple are killed for de­mand­ing their demo­cratic rights.

The APHC while re­fer­ring to pup­pet Chief Min­is­ter, Me­hbooba Mufti’s re­cent state­ment said that Kash­mir was ac­ceded with In­dia by force and the ac­ces­sion had no le­gal or moral ba­sis. Me­hbooba Mufti had praised Sheikh Muham­mad Ab­dul­lah for his de­ci­sion of ac­ced­ing Kash­mir with In­dia.

Hur­riyet lead­ers, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Za­far Ak­bar Butt, ad­dress­ing pub­lic gath­er­ings in Sri­na­gar and Islamabad ar­eas said that per­ma­nent peace could not be en­sured in South Asia without re­solv­ing the Kash­mir dis­pute in ac­cor­dance with the Kash­miris’ as­pi­ra­tions.

The Jammu and Kash­mir Demo­cratic Free­dom Party or­gan­ised spe­cial prayers at var­i­ous places, to­day, for speedy re­cov­ery of its ail­ing Chair­man, Shab­bir Ahmed Shah, who is ad­mit­ted in For­tis Hospi­tal in New Delhi.

Mean­while, com­plete shut­down, marked with demon­stra­tions, was ob­served in Kan­gan town of Gan­der­bal, to­day, against the ar­rest of a youth for par­tic­i­pat­ing in an­tiIn­dia protests. The pro­test­ers raised slo­gans in favour of free­dom and against In­dia.

Three In­dian po­lice­men were crit­i­cally in­jured in a grenade blast near Bus Stand in Chadoora town of Badgam dis­trict, to­day.—KMS

Devo­tees pray on Fri­day in view of Mi­raj-ul-As­lam at Hazrat­bal shrine in Sri­na­gar.

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