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Anti-India protests continue against boy killing in IHK

27 July, 2012

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SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, anti-India protest demonstrations were held for the second consecutive day, today, in Bandipora district against the killing of a 19-year old boy by Indian troops in custody.

Several people were injured during clashes between protesters and Indian paramilitary forces in different parts of the district. The authorities had completely sealed all the roads leading to the Bandipora town by deploying heavy contingents of Indian police and paramilitary forces to curtail protests.

Veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, gave a call for complete strike on Saturday against the killing of the youth. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, will lead a march towards the office of United Nations at Sonawar in Srinagar, tomorrow, after Friday prayers.

A protest demonstration, led by Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, was held at Aabi Guzur in Srinagar against the killings and torture of the Kashmiris by Indian armed forces.

The authorities placed under house arrest APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sahrai, Masroor Abbas and Nayeem Ahmad Khan in Srinagar, today, to prevent them from visiting Bandipora to express solidarity with the family of the martyred boy.

Hurriyet leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt, Bashir Ahmad Butt, Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi and others were taken into custody when they were heading towards Bandipora.

The residents of Bandipora said that the boy, Hilal Ahmad Dar, was killed in custody after he was arrested by Indian troops while he was on way to a nearby mosque to offer prayers, day before yesterday. The local police have admitted that the martyred youth had nothing to do with militancy.

The Bar Association of occupied Kashmiri, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, and JKLF-R Chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar said that the Indian government believed in the power of occupation, presence of troops and continuation of draconian laws in the territory.

In London, the Kashmir Centre is launching a signature campaign for initiation of a debate on Kashmir in the British House of Commons. The campaign will commence from tomorrow from Slough in Royal Berkshire.

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