Srinagar, March 10, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and Kulgam districts, today, against the killing of two youth by Indian troops at Wandakhpora in Pulwama, last night. Several people were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force on protesters in different areas of the districts. The authorities suspended train service between Srinagar and Banihal in view of the protests. Indian Army’s massive operation is going on in Pulwama and Gandarbal areas.
Hurriyet leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing Hurriyet Executive Council meeting in Srinagar, today, paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. He said that the Kashmir dispute was the core issue between Pakistan and India. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi, today, after he complained of chest pain. He was immediately moved to the Intensive Care Unit, where the Hurriyet chairman underwent several tests. After the test results, doctors declared his condition as stable.
Meanwhile, the authorities arrested dozens of Democratic Freedom Party activists including Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, Peer Inayatullah and Muhammad Yousuf in Srinagar, during protest demonstrations against the continued illegal detention of party Chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt and Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans on the occasion.
A protest sit-in led by APDP leader Perveen Ahangar was held at Partap Park in Srinagar to press for the release of Kashmiri intellectual, Professor Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani arrested by Delhi police on fake sedition charges. Similar protest organized by APHC-AJK chapter was held in front of the United Nations Observers’ Office in Islamabad, today. The protest was led by Ghulam Muhammad Safi. The UN was appealed to intervene and ensure the release of Professor Gilani.
On the other hand, an event organized on the sidelines of 31st UN Human Rights Council in Geneva was informed about the plight of Kashmiri women in occupied Kashmir. The function was organized by the African Commission for Human Rights. Those who addressed the event included Shamim Shawl and Professor Shagufta Ashraf.
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