Thousands participate in funeral of martyred youth

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Death toll rises to 106

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a youth in Bandipora, Saturday amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The youth, Waseem Ahmad Lone, was injured after Indian Army personnel fired upon the men and women who were busy in paddy fields at Nadihal in Rafiabad area of the district, last evening. Later, he was shifted to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The hospital authorities said that a bullet had hit the youth on his back and pierced through his heart, resulting in his death.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth at Bunpora in Nadihal, today, and held forceful demonstrations against the killing. The dead body of martyred Wasim was wrapped in Pakistani flag.
With the death of Waseem Lone, the number of civilians killed by Indian forces during the ongoing Kashmir Intifada rose to 106. The Intifada was triggered by the extrajudicial murder of noted freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, on July 8 this year.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their statements strongly denounced the cold blooded murder of the youth.
Meanwhile, several people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian police and troops on protesters in Islamabad and other areas. The authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar, Handwara and other areas. People observed complete shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on the 78th consecutive day, today, to protest against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in the territory.
On the other hand, a report published in a Srinagar-based daily revealed that Indian police had so far arrested 3,576 people including Hurriyet leaders and activists and booked 345 of them under draconian law, Public Safety Act, to quell the ongoing uprising in the territory.
In Geneva, speakers at a seminar condemned the custodial disappearances and arrest of noted rights defender, Khurram Parvez, by Indian troops and police in occupied Kashmir. Among other the speakers were Kashmiri representatives, Altaf Hussain Wani and Shamim Shawl, and human rights activists from various countries including the US, Philippines and Spain attending the ongoing 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. A photo exhibition was also arranged at Geneva Press Club to highlight the present situation of the occupied territory through the work of news photographers working for international wire services like Reuters, the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Aljazeera. Thousands take part in funeral of martyred youth Death toll rises to 106 Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a youth in Bandipora, today, amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The youth, Waseem Ahmad Lone, was injured after Indian Army personnel fired upon the men and women who were busy in paddy fields at Nadihal in Rafiabad area of the district, last evening. Later, he was shifted to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The hospital authorities said that a bullet had hit the youth on his back and pierced through his heart, resulting in his death.
Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth at Bunpora in Nadihal, today, and held forceful demonstrations against the killing. The dead body of martyred Wasim was wrapped in Pakistani flag.
With the death of Waseem Lone, the number of civilians killed by Indian forces during the ongoing Kashmir Intifada rose to 106. The Intifada was triggered by the extrajudicial murder of noted freedom fighter, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, on July 8 this year.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their statements strongly denounced the cold blooded murder of the youth.
Meanwhile, several people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian police and troops on protesters in Islamabad and other areas. The authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar, Handwara and other areas. People observed complete shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on the 78th consecutive day, today, to protest against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in the territory.
On the other hand, a report published in a Srinagar-based daily revealed that Indian police had so far arrested 3,576 people including Hurriyet leaders and activists and booked 345 of them under draconian law, Public Safety Act, to quell the ongoing uprising in the territory.
In Geneva, speakers at a seminar condemned the custodial disappearances and arrest of noted rights defender, Khurram Parvez, by Indian troops and police in occupied Kashmir. Among other the speakers were Kashmiri representatives, Altaf Hussain Wani and Shamim Shawl, and human rights activists from various countries including the US, Philippines and Spain attending the ongoing 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. A photo exhibition was also arranged at Geneva Press Club to highlight the present situation of the occupied territory through the work of news photographers working for international wire services like Reuters, the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Aljazeera.—KMS

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