Indian troops kill 11 youth in IOK

Srinagar, September 20, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred eleven youth in Uri, Baramulla and Kupwara districts today.

The youth were shot dead at Mahiya, Bijhama in Lachipura and in Nowgam Handwara area during crackdown operations following the so-called attack on Uri Army headquarters on Sunday. The occupation authorities, quite often arrest Kashmiri youth in different areas of Kashmir Valley, and after bringing them to border areas shoot them dead in fake encounters.

Complete shutdown will be observed in Banihal, Ramban, Doda, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Poonch and Gool-Gulab Garh areas of Chenab valley in Jammu region, tomorrow, as part of protest calendar given by the joint Hurriyet leadership against Indian brutalities in the territory. The joint Hurriyet leadership had called for observing the 21th September as solidarity day with the people of Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal. Anjuman-e-Islamia and other Muslim organizations in Bhadarwah and Doda appealed to the people to follow the calendar, in letter and spirit.

A teenage girl died of cardiac arrest when Indian police and troops resorted to excessive force on the protesters near Chatwatan area of Shopian district. This killing raised the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada to 105.

The puppet authorities booked the illegally detained Hurriyet leaders, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, under draconian law, Public Safety Act, and lodged them at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi and High Court Bar Association in their separate statements asked all the member States of the United Nations to take all possible measures to save South Asia from an imminent threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan.

Brushing aside Indian allegations against Pakistan over Uri attack, pro-India National Conference Additional General Secretary Dr Mustafa Kamal in a media interview in Srinagar termed the act as a conspiracy hatched by Indian agencies to counter Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move to raise the Kashmir dispute during his address to the UN General Assembly. Awami Ittehad Party President and member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed also rejected hue and cry raised by India against Pakistan and described the attack as a desperate attempt to divert world’s attention from the Kashmiris’ indigenous liberation struggle.

A Kashmiri student was expelled from Aligarh Muslim University for posting pro-Kashmir comments on Facebook.

Meanwhile, APHC-AJK chapter held a protest demonstration outside the United Nations office in Islamabad against blatant human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

On the other hand, Kashmiris living in America have decided to hold a peaceful protest outside the United Nations building in New York on 26th September, the day when Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to address the General Assembly.

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