Armed personnel mount marches in towns
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the Indian army has started taking control on Tuesday of Srinagar, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and all main highways including Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Army personnel are carrying out marches in Srinagar, Sopore and other towns in a bid to threaten people. The troops are guarding main highways and vital links across the territory. The development came four days after Commander of Indian Army’s Northern Command, Lt. General DS Hooda called on puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured her that the army would provide all help to suppress civilian protests in the Valley.
Meanwhile, thousands of people flouting curfew and other restrictions for the 32nd consecutive day, today took out pro-freedom and anti-India rallies and protests in Lelhaar, Lajoora, Hajibal, Ratnipora, Goripora, Padgampora, Malangpora, Quil, Bandipora, Lolab, Islamabad, Shopian and other areas of the territory. The marchers raised pro-freedom slogans and hoisted Pakistani flags. Pro-freedom songs were also played from loudspeakers of the mosques. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the people to receive visiting members of Indian Parliament with pro-freedom slogans as they were not ready to come out of the cocoon of their so-called national interest. He maintained the Indian parliamentarians should be told in one voice that no package and so-called negotiations can fade or weaken the zest of Kashmiris’ demand for freedom Paramedical staff of Soura Institute of Medical Complex staged a protest against the unabated use of pellets on protesters by Indian forces. The protesters were carrying placards seeking an end to genocide of Kashmiri people. The Employees Joint Action Committee, a body of government employees, while reiterating that they were a part of the beleaguered Kashmiri society refused to join the duties under the present situation in the territory. The employees warned the puppet administration of dire consequences against intimidating the employees. KMS