Complete shut­down in Bara­mulla, So­pore against killings Hakim Rasheed’s ar­rest con­demned

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

life in Bara­mulla and So­pore came to a stand­still as peo­ple ob­served shut­down against the killing of two youth dur­ing a siege and search op­er­a­tion in So­pore.

Two youth Altaf Ahmed Mir and Imtiyaz Ahmed Lone were mar­tyred by troops at Bo­mai in So­pore on Fri­day.

Clashes were also re­ported be­tween the protest­ing youth and India armed forces. All ar­eas in So­pore ob­served complete shut­down while clashes were re­ported in Brath Kalan, the na­tive vil­lage of Altaf.

The youth took to the streets and en­gaged forces in pitched bat­tles through­out the day. Po­lice re­sponded with lathi-charge and tear­gas shelling. Clashes were also re­ported from Tu­j­jar area of So­pore while youth also re­sorted to stone-pelt­ing in main Chowk So­pore and Bat­pora area.

A complete shut­down was also ob­served in Wu­san area, the na­tive vil­lage of another mar­tyr Imtiyaz.

Pal­hal­lan and Hy­der­beigh ar­eas of north Kash­mir’s Bara­mulla dis­trict also ob­served complete strike against the killing. All com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ments re­mained closed for the day while traf­fic was off the roads. the Mus­lim Demo­cratic League has strongly con­demned the con­tin­ued il­le­gal de­ten­tion of party Pres­i­dent and Hur­riyet leader, Hakim Ab­dul Rasheed at Srinagar Cen­tral Jail.

Mean­while, the Mus­lim Demo­cratic League spokesman in a state­ment is­sued in Srinagar said be­sides his un­jus­ti­fied ar­rest the au­thor­i­ties didn’t present him be­fore a lo­cal court for hear­ing.

The spokesman, while de­mand­ing im­me­di­ate re­lease of ail­ing leader, Hakim Ab­dul Rasheed said, on hu­man­i­tar­ian grounds po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers are be­ing re­leased in many parts of the world in view of the sa­cred month Ra­mazan, but in Kash­mir the au­thor­i­ties have waged a war against the Kash­miris. —KMS

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