Several Protesters injured in Indian army action in Srinagar
December 7, 2012 2 Comments
Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Srinagar, several people were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force against a peaceful procession at Lal Chowk, today.
The procession was held against the sentencing of two Kashmiri youth to life imprisonment by a TADA Court in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK). The police arrested liberation leaders and activists including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Bashmir Ahmed Butt and Javed Ahmed Mir on the occasion.
The Indian armed forces also thrashed a Doctor, Sundar Nath Khanna, after barging into his clinic at Maisuma, and vandalizing the equipment. Clashes between protesters and the police personnel were going on in Lal Chowk, Maisuma and Budshah Chwk areas till last reports came in.
The Kashmiri leaders said that that through such tactics India would never succeed in suppressing the Kashmiris just liberation struggle. They said that India is using the life imprisonment as a tool to terrorise the Kashmiri youth.
Liberation leader, Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi led a similar procession in Batamaloo area of Srinagar against the sentencing of the youth by the TADA court.
The Indian armed forces took into custody the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders and activists including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, today, from different areas of Pulwama to prevent them from addressing public gatherings.
The Indian occupation authorities continued to place the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, under house arrest disallowing him to offer Juma prayers.
The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over rising human rights violations by Indian army across OSJK. He urged India to hold talks with Pakistan and genuine Kashmiri leadership to settle the Kashmir dispute, once for all.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, addressing a gathering in Badgam deplored that the Indian authorities were not providing travel documents to Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Musaddiq Aadil for their visit to Pakistan.
Another APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt, in his address to a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Barzullah-Baghat in Srinagar said that the sentencing of life imprisonment to Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Javed Khan, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh and Showkat Ahmad Khan had exposed Indias cruel face.