In­dian army­men ran­sack Kul­gam vil­lage, beat vil­lagers

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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