Many injured in forces’ actions in Shopian, Pulwama
Normal life affected for 115th consecutive day
of none and will only bring death and destruction in the region.
The Hurriyet forum in a statement in Srinagar said, “Kashmir dispute remains the core problem between the two countries and to avoid a war like situation in the region, global forums across the world especially SAARC countries, can play a role in influencing the two nations to stop hostilities and take concrete steps to resolve the dispute between them.”
Denouncing the puppet regime for pushing the situation in Kashmir back to the 1990s by carrying out crackdowns and arrest spree of youth, the Hurriyet forum said the forces were conducting nocturnal raids on the residences of youth, beating up inmates both old and young and ransacking household items while peaceful protests were being dealt with brutal and oppressive tactics.
It expressed grief over the loss of innocent lives and injuries to dozens of people in the shelling along the Line of Control.—KMS
people were injured when Indian forces used brute force on protesters in Shopian and Pulwama and other districts of the territory, Monday.
Clashes erupted in Shopian after forces raided the residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet district President, Mohammad Yousuf Flahi in Muloo village of the South district. As soon as police and paramilitary personnel reached Flahi’s residence, locals came out of their homes and started raising anti-India and profreedom slogans. In Pulwama district, Indian army and paramilitary forces opened fire after locals objected to removal of some banners by forces in Rohmoo village. The banners with pictures of mujahideen were installed by locals in the area sometime back.
Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 115th consecutive day, today, due to the shutdown against the civilian killings. Shops and business establishments were shut and traffic was off the road. Forces’ personnel were deployed in strength in markets and along the main roads. All roads leading to historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, remained closed and a large number of forces’ personnel remained deployed to prevent people from entering the area.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the killing of civilian people by Indian armed forces was a part of a well-planned strategy of the Indian authorities.
The forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement urged the global forums to resolve the Kashmir dispute to avert escalation of tension between Pakistan and India.
Hospital record says that over 1631 civilians have been hit in face with pellets by Indian armed forces during the 115 days of uprising, with 1,100 of them having injuries in eyes.
On the other hand, international human rights organizations including Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Defenders Alert and International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances in their joint statement demanded the release of prominent Kashmiri human rights defender, Khurram Parvez from jail.—KMS
MUZAFFARABAD: An agreement to carry out development plans being signed between AJK and Economic Affairs Division, Pakistan.