Indian armymen ransack Kulgam village, beat villagers
KULGAM, IHK—Force personnel go berserk in Kulgam village, beat up locals, ransack houses. The alleged ransacking of the residential houses and thrashing of inmates by force personnel at Kulpora village of this south Kashmir district last night sparked massive protests in the area late on Thursday.
People took to the streets this morning and staged a protest against the alleged excesses. Raising pro- freedom slogans they also blocked the AnantnagKulgam road for hours.
According to the villagersthe force personnel barged into several residential houses of the village at around 12:00 in the midnight and went berserk.—GK SRINAGAR—Juma-tul-Wida was observed, Friday as the Day of Al Quds to impress upon the international community to help secure the peoples of Palestine and Kashmir their inalienable right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the day was given jointly by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Resolutions passed in the rallies and demonstrations held across the territory urged the International community to play its role for settlement of the Kashmir and Palestine disputes.
The resolutions also opposed the Indian move to construct separate colonies for Pandits and Indian soldiers and demanded total ban on liquor sale in the territory. The participants carried placards reading antiIsrael and anti-India slogans. Pro-freedom were raised and Pakistani flag was hoisted on the occasion. Syed Ali Gilani addressing a rally at Baitul Mukarram in Baramulla over phone from Srinagar, Miwaiz Umar Farooq at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and Muhammad Yasin Malik in Charar-e-Sharif said that time had come when the world nations should focus on resolution of the two world’s oldest disputes.
Indian troops barged into houses in Kulpora village of