Srinagar, February 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, curfew and other restrictions were imposed in Pulwama town, today, to quell anti-India protest demonstrations following the killing of a youth by Indian troops, yesterday. The youth, identified as Tauseef Ahmad Dar, was killed in a fake IMG_9468encounter by Indian troops in Charar-e-Shareef town of Badgam district, last night.
Protests were held in Pulwama, the native town of the martyred youth and dozens were injured when the troops used brute force and opened fire on people protesting against the killing. Defying curfew restrictions, people including women and children took to the streets and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
The protesters also attempted to set police vehicles ablaze. APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt along with a delegation attended the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in Pulwama. Addressing mourners on the occasion, the APHC leader reiterated the Kashmiris’ commitment to continue the martyrs’ mission against all odds.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, APHC leaders Yasmeen Raja and Syed Bashir Andrabi in their statements strongly condemned the killing and use of brute force on protesters in Pulwama.
Senior APHC leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt addressing his party leaders and activists in Srinagar, today, emphasized that the recent verdict of the Indian Supreme Court on Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, had exposed the double standards of India. Professor Butt maintained that India was using totally different laws for Kashmir just to curb the people’s peaceful struggle for Kashmir settlement.
An Indian soldier committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at his camp in Udhampur. He strangulated his wife to death before ending his own life. This incident raised the number of such deaths among the Indian troops and police personnel to 301 since January 2007.
The puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in a written reply to a question in the so-called Assembly acknowledged that over 9,200 youth had been booked on different charges in the territory since 2009 to January 31, 2014. He said that only 1800 of them had been granted amnesty by the authorities.
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