Protesters subjected to troops savage firing, hundreds injured

Resistance leadership hails Nawaz’s UN address

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people were injured, today, when Indian troops used brute force to prevent people from staging demonstrations and conducting freedom marches against civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley.
Call for holding of the demonstrations and marches was given by united resistance leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The puppet authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir Valley on the 77th consecutive day, today. People could not offer Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and other major mosques of the territory due to the restrictions.
Defying curfew and other restrictions, thousands of people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Islamabad, Kokernag, Baramulla, Pampore, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and other areas and shouted “Pakistan Zindabad”, “Hum Kia Chahtey – Aazadi” and “Go India go back” slogans. They also waved Pakistani flags. Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at various places injuring hundreds of people.
On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Aasiya Andrabi, Bilal Siddiqui, Mir Shahid Saleem, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Yasmeen Raja, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt, Firdous Ahmad Shah, the Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association and Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement in their statements praised the bold stance taken by the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They said that Nawaz Sharif’s speech reflected the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Resistance leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Bahenji, Advocate Devinder Singh and delegations of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front visited various hospitals in Srinagar and met the people who were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian forces on peaceful protesters in different areas of the territory during the ongoing uprising.—KMS

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