Massive anti-India demos rock occupied Kashmir Two more youth martyred in Bomai
shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Pakistani flags were waved during the protests. The protests were led by Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Advocate Bashir Ahmed Butt, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Zamruda Habib, Gulzar Ahmed Gulzar, Molvi Bashir Ahmed and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.
Indian police fired teargas shells and pallets to disperse the demonstrators in Srinagar, Sopore, Islamabad, Kulgam and at other places injuring several people. The police also arrested dozens of Hurriyet leaders and activists after subjecting them to torture.
The police took into custody the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, along with several party members when he was going to Islamabad to address an election boycott rally in the town. The Islamabad constituency is going for by-elections on 22nd June.
The occupation authorities continued to put Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqui, Mohammad Yosuf Mir, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Qazi Yasir and other Hurriyet leaders and activists under house arrest or illegal detention. The action was aimed at preventing them from leading the demonstrations. They were not even allowed to offer Juma prayers in the holy month of Ramazan.
Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have said that the so-called rulers were hoodwinking the people on New Delhi’s conspiratorial plots in the territory. They said that protests would continue till Indian government totally gave up its anti-Kashmir ideas.
Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more youth during a siege and search operation in Bomai area Sopore town, today. The operation was going on till reports last came in. Massive protests rocked the area after the killings and the youth fought pitched battles with Indian forces’ personnel.
In Geneva, Kashmiri representative, Altaf Hussain Wani, addressing an event held on the sidelines of the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council said that India was hell bent upon changing the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir by settling non-state subjects in the territory under different garbs.—KMS