Indian media grilled for ignoring Gool killings

Srinagar, July 23 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq describing the assurances by the authorities of probe into the recent Gool killings as misleading has said that such statements are tantamount to rubbing salt on the wounds of Kashmiris.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was talking to a delegation of Akali Dal led by its President Simranjeet Singh Maan in Srinagar, today. He said that the role of Indian media regarding the bloodbath in Gool was highly unfortunate. He deplored that the way the Indian media brazenly ignored the incident clearly showed its biased approach towards the Kashmiris.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Ghulam Ahmad Mir and chief of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Muhammad Shareef Sartaj addressing different meetings in Thanamandi and Jammu said that the Indian armed forces were dealing with Jammu and Kashmir as a battlefield and its people as enemies.

APHC leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement and Yasmin Raja during her visit to Soura Medical Complex and Bone and Joint hospitals in Srinagar said, India cannot intimidate the Kashmiris into submission through brute use of force.

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth, identified as Qari Yasir, during siege and search operation at Garewad in Lolab, today. Strike was observed at Nowshehra in Srinagar against arrest of dozens of youth by Indian police and army in the area.

The authorities continued to place Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Zafar Akbar Butt under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Javed Ahmad Mir and others remained lodged at Kothibagh Police Station in Srinagar.

Police prevented a delegation of Democratic Freedom Party led by advocate Muhammad Shabbir Rangrez from visiting the relatives of victims of Indian firing at Gool Glab Garh in Ramban district.

A delegation of Punjab-based Sikh organization, Akali Dal, led by its President Simran Jeet Singh that is on a visit to occupied Kashmir during meetings with Hurriyet leaders said that compared to India the Sikhs were better treated in Pakistan where their religious affairs were being looked after by an independent board. The delegation said that India had emerged as an imperialistic country where Sikhs and Muslims were being maltreated.

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