Indian suppression creating matching resistance: APHC
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.