Anti-India demos, scores injured in clashes in IHK
28 June, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, anti-India protest demonstrations were held in Baramulla, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama and Badgam, while curfew remained enforced in different parts of the occupied territory, today.
The Indian police and paramilitary forces resorted to brute force and teargas-shells to disperse hundreds of youth in these areas who were protesting against the Indian occupation. Scores of people were injured in the clashes.
Meanwhile, curfew remained enforced in 6 police stations of Khanyar, Nauhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Rainawari, Safa Kadal and Kral Khud on the third consecutive day, today, since the gutting of the Dastgeer Sahib shrine at Khanyar on Monday.
The Indian police announced on loudspeakers from their vehicles that anyone seen on the streets would be shot at sight. Even journalists were not allowed to visit the site of the gutted shrine. Strike was also held in most parts of the occupied territory. The puppet authorities placed Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Bilal Ghani Lone, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar But and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza under house arrest at their residences in the territory.
The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi in a statement urged the Indian government to release all illegally-detained Kashmiri political prisoners including her husband, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo. She said that Dr Fakhtoo had completed 20 years in prison on 30th May, this year.
In Geneva, Kashmiri leader, Altaf Hussain Wani while addressing the 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, said that freedom of expression had been muffled and political leaders and civil society activists had been forcibly prevented from holding peaceful protests and rallies in occupied Kashmir.
The Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai speaking at a forum of journalists at Springfield in Virginia stated that Jammu and Kashmir was an internationally-recognised disputed territory and had never been an integral part of India.