Srinagar, March 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more youth during a siege and search operation at Malikpora in Handwara. Earlier, an Indian army major of Rashtriya Rifles was injured in an attack in the same area.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a media interview in Srinagar said that the APHC would not accept elections as a means for the resolution of Kashmir dispute. He added that the a resolution of the Kashmir dispute could only be achieved through exercise of right of self-determination in accordance with the UN character and the resolutions adopted by UN Security Council.
On the other hand, the people in general in many parts of occupied Kashmir slaughtered goats while praying for the early recovery of the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. The veteran leader’s health deteriorated last week and the forum led by him appealed to the people to offer special prayers for his recovery. Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in their statements denounced the killing of an 85-year-old civilian, Ghulam Mohammed Dar, by Indian armed agents in Pulwama, the other day.
Hurriyet leaders, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in their separate statements issued in Srinagar, said that Kashmiri people had offered sacrifices for the cause of Kashmir and not for the India-sponsored farcical elections in the territory.
An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at his camp in Wusan area of Ganderbal district. The incident raised the number of such deaths among the Indian army and police to 306 since January 2007 in the occupied territory.
In Dubai, acclaimed writer and essayist, Pankaj Mishra, on the sidelines of the sixth Emirates Literature Festival, said that filing sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for the Pakistani cricket team during a recent match with India had mocked India’s claims to be a mature democracy.
The APHC-AJK chapter at a special meeting chaired by its Convener, Syed Yousuf Naseem, in Islamabad appealed to the international community to take notice of human rights violations by the Indian forces in the territory.
Noted Indian writer, Booker Prize winner and human rights defender, Arundhati Roy was barred from addressing a seminar on Kashmir by the authorities of a university in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
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