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Anti-India demos rock Shopian over civilian killing

01 August, 2012

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Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, forceful anti-India protests rocked Shopian after Indian troops tortured to death a civilian at their camp in the area, Tuesday.

Thousands of people led by the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Yasin Malik, chanted high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans. The 20-year-old victim, Aqib Ahmed, was beaten to death without any provocation by the personnel of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force at its Balpora camp, today. Complete shutdown was observed in the district.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, addressing the protesters on the occasion, said that the gruesome murder was the worst kind of Indian state terrorism and urged the world community to play its role in cessation of the merciless killings of the Kashmiris by Indian troops enjoying blanket immunity under black laws.

The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Hurriyet leader, Syed Bashir Ahmad Andrabi and others in their statements condemned the ruthless killing of the civilian.

Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Javed Ahmad Mir and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo during a meeting in Srinagar reiterated that martyrs' mission would continue till its accomplishment.

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons in a meeting in Srinagar deplored the attitude of Indian judiciary towards the plight of the relatives of the innocent Kashmiris subjected to custodial disappearance in the territory.

The Carvan-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar denounced the arrest of its leaders and the measures taken by the authorities to foil the march towards Khanyar, Tuesday.

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