Death toll rises to 32, over 1500 injured
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, thousands of mourners defying curfew and other restrictions continued to converge on Tral Tuesday to express solidarity with the family of the martyred Hizbul-Mujahideen commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
People poured into the town from every nook and corner of the Valley, on foot, in trucks and mini-buses to attend the mourning rites of the fourth day following his martyrdom. Although, curfew remained in force in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley, yet people came out of their houses and held massive protests against Indian occupation.
A large number of people participated in funeral prayers of Amir Nazir Lattoo, who was killed in firing by Indian troops in Bijbehara. The death toll has risen 32 in the firing by Indian troops on protests that erupted after the killing of Burhan Wani. Hospitals across the valley continued to receive injured civilians with the overall tally crossing 1500, so far.
A protest demonstration organized by APHC-AJK Chapter was held outside the UN Observer’s Mission in Islamabad against the killing of 32 Kashmiri protesters. A resolution addressed to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon was submitted on the occasion that appealed to the World Body to play its role in stopping Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.
A sit-in organized by Kashmir Resolution Forum was also held at Islamabad Press Club, which was mainly attended by the Islamabad and Rawalpindi based journalists from occupied Kashmir. Speakers at a protest rally in Muzaffarabad condemned the relentless killing of people in Kashmir. The rally was organized by International Forum for Justice and Human Rights.
The Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust based in Kargil of occupied Kashmir in its statement condemned in strong terms the brutal killing of innocent people in the Valley. The ulema associated with the Trust expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. A blood donation camp was held by Voice of Victims in Srinagar for the people, injured during the protests.
Complete strike will be observed all across occupied Kashmir to commemorate the historic Kashmir Martyr’s Day, tomorrow. It was on 13th July in 1931 when Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris outside the Central Jail in Srinagar.—KMS