Anti-India demonstrations rock IOK

Srinagar, June 05, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, forceful anti-India demonstrations rocked the territory, today, in protest against the killing of a Sikh youth by Indian police in Jammu. The protests had erupted on Wednesday after the removal of posters paying tributes to the assassinated Sikh leader, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

The clashes between the police and the demonstrators had resulted in the killing of a youth, Jagjit Singh, and injuring dozens others in Indian police firing, yesterday. The puppet authorities imposed curfew by deploying the Indian Army and paramilitary personnel in strength in Jammu city to prevent people from staging the demonstrations. Mobile and Internet services were suspended.

Defying curfew, people took to the streets against the killing of a Sikh youth by Indian police. They carried posters of Bhindranwale, shouted ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ slogans, and blocked the Jammu-Pathakote Highway by burning tyres. The protests were also held in Srinagar, Baramulla, Poonch, Kathua, Rajouri, Satwari, Ranibagh, Gadigarh and R S Pura areas. The demonstrators demanded arrest of the police personnel involved in the killing.

Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Zafar Akbar Butt, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, as well as Sikh leaders, Satnam Singh, Kanwar Pal Singh and Jagmohan Singh Raina in their statements strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder of the youth.

Meanwhile, leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front led by Noor Muhammad Kalwal courted arrest at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, today. The arrests were courted as part of the JKLF’s ongoing Jail Bharo Tehreek against denial of political space to pro-freedom leadership by the occupation authorities.

Syed Ali Gilani talking to reporters in Srinagar said that he was not an Indian by birth but seeking Indian passport was a compulsion. The spokesmen of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and the Chief Patron of Kashmir Concern, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, in their separate statements welcomed the recent assertion of Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in which he called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

The puppet authorities arrested the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in Islamabad town and placed Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ayaz Akbar under house arrest in Srinagar.

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