In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed grave concern over the upsurge in Indian brutalities on the Kashmiris to suppress their struggle for securing their internationally-recognized right to self-determination.
The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar deplored that Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has given a free hand to its troops to kill, arrest, torture and maim innocent people in IIOJK. On the other hand, he said, the Modi regime is victimizing the Hurriyat leaders to force them to surrender their just cause and awarding of life sentence to Muhammad Yasin Malik is its glaring example. The spokesman, however, maintained that Indian atrocities cannot subdue the Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom and they will continue their struggle till it reached its logical conclusion.
Meanwhile, shutdown continued on the 4th straight day, today, in Maisuma and its adjoining areas in Srinagar against the awarding of life sentence to Yasin Malik.
Indian troops continued cordon and search operations in Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory, subjecting the residents including women and children to harassment and intimidation.
Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Hurriyat Front, a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, in a statement in Srinagar demanded an independent probe into Shopian double rape and murder incident of 2009 by an international agency to punish the Indian men in uniform involved in this heinous crime. Two women, Aasiya and Neelofar, were abducted by Indian forces’ personnel on the evening of May 29 in 2009, gang-raped and subsequently killed in custody. Their bodies were found in a shallow stream in Ranbiara area on the next morning.
Indian police arrested noted social activist, Waqar Hussain Bhatti, from Jammu on the charges of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus through his tweet regarding the discovery of a ‘shivling’ from Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The police also arrested a youth, Mohammad Saleem Khan, from Authoora Bala Bridge in Baramulla.
On the other hand, a protest rally was taken out from Refugee Camp to Gulpur Bazaar in Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir against the biased decision of awarding life imprisonment to Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by an Indian court in false cases. The protesters were holding banners and placards with slogans demanding release of Yasin Malik and other illegally detained Kashmiris.
British Kashmiris held massive demonstrations in Birmingham, Derby and other cities of UK to seek immediate rollback of the life imprisonment given to Yasin Malik by India through a Kangaroo court. The speakers at the demonstrations organized by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat UK appealed to the international community to play a role in the release of Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails of IIOJK and India.—KMS