Forceful anti-India, pro-freedom rallies held in IOK

Srinagar, September 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, forceful anti-India and pro-freedom protest rallies were held in Srinagar, Gandarbal, Badgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Islamabad, Bandipora Shopian, Pulwama and other districts of the territory, today.

Men, women and children defied curfew and other restrictions that continued to remain in force on the 82nd day, today, came out of their houses and held freedom marches in Baripora, Hajin, Trehgam, Sopore, Handwara, Rafiabad, Gandarbal, Badgam, Islamabad, Kaimoh, Pampur, Pattan and Pahlgam areas of the territory. Call for the march was given by the joint Hurriyet leadership. Pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans were raised and Pakistani flags were hoisted at many places. Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi led a protest rally at Battamaloo in Srinagar. Many people were injured when Indian forces fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters.

The armed personnel barged into many houses, beat up inmates and ransacked household items in Badgam and Islamabad districts. They set ablaze rice crop and grass stacks and damaged the standing paddy crop in Budran, Aadina, Kanihama and Mazhamal areas of the districts.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar described the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly as full of lies, deceit, arrogance and persistent denial of basic and ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The illegally-detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, was taken to a Srinagar hospital for medical check-up. A JKLF spokesman said that Yasin Malik’s medical tests came out dangerously alarming. He was again shifted to Humhama Joint Interrogation Cell. Meanwhile, a speedy vehicle of Indian army deliberately hit and killed a civilian at Khanabal in Islamabad, district, today.

On the other hand, speakers at an international conference organized by Kashmir Council European Union at European Parliament expressed serious concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. Members of EU parliament, Representatives of different organizations, a number of experts and intellectuals from different parts of the world including Europe participated in the conference. The Kashmir Council Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, in his welcome address said that Indian forces were involved in grave abuses in occupied Kashmir.

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