Anti-India protests, fierce clashes in IHK

Srinagar, July 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, fierce clashes between angry protesters and Indian troops were witnessed in many areas of Bandipora, today, amid forceful anti-India demonstrations in the wake of killings of two youth by the troops.

Tension prevailed in Bandipora town after Indian police and paramilitary forces resorted to brute force and fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters, who later retaliated with stones.

On the other hand, hundreds of people clashed with Indian police and set on fire an Indian Army School in Hajan. Another group of protesters torched the municipal building at Sumbal. Later, the authorities imposed curfew in the area to control the protests. Meanwhile, protest strike called by Hurriyet leaders against the killing of the civilians paralysed life in the Valley.

The authorities placed the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Zafar Akbar under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India protest demonstrations.

The veteran leader in a statement gave call for ‘Markandal and Konda Bal March’ on Wednesday and complete shutdown through the Kashmir Valley on Friday against the killing. The two martyred youth belonged to Markandal and Konda Bal areas of Sumbal.

Freedom leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Aasiya Andrabi, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Farida Behanji, High Court Bar Association and human rights organisation Voice of Victims in their separate statements condemned the killing of two youth by the Indian Army.

The troops during a siege and search operation martyred three more youth at Madora in Tral area of Pulwama district, today. One Indian trooper was killed while another two were critically injured in an attack in the same area.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred eleven Kashmiris including a teenager during the last month of June. 86 people were critically injured when Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force against peaceful demonstrators, while 88 civilians, mostly youth, were arrested during the month.

In Brussels, the Chairman of International Council for Human Rights, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo in a statement said that the discovery of another 150 unknown graves in Beerwah, Budgam visualized the state of human rights violation committed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

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