Srinagar, March 08, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Kulgam and Bandipora districts, today. Indian police and paramilitary personnel sealed all entry and exit points of Qaimoh in Kulgam to prevent people from protesting against the killing of a youth, Dawood Ahmad Sheikh, who was martyred by Indian troops on Sunday. All shops and other business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in Kulgam for the second consecutive day, today.
Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Yasmeen Raja, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Muhammad Ramzan Khan and Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi visited Kaimoh in Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the martyr’s family. Addressing people on the occasion, they reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the freedom struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. They urged international community to take notice of the worst human rights violations in the occupied territory.
Hurriyet leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, who is under house arrest in Islamabad town, in a statement condemned use of brute force by Indian police on peaceful protesters in Aishmuqaam and Qaimoh areas. He expressed sympathy with the youth who sustained injuries during the police action.
On the other hand, protests continued for third consecutive day, today in Sumbal area of Bandipore against the disappearance of Riyaz Ahmed Beig who is missing since March 4. The protesters blocked Srinagar-Bandipora road while traders in Sumbal township observed complete shutdown demanding whereabouts of Riyaz Ahmed Beig.
He was working as a distributor with a Private Telecommunication Company and Manager of Chinar Traders Association Sumbal. He had left home for a meeting in Srinagar on March 4 but had not returned yet. Meanwhile, at least two persons were injured after Indian troops of 3-Rahtriya Rifles opened fire on people at Iram Colony in Ashmuqam area of Islamabad. The injured have been hospitalised.
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