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Shutdown observed in Baramulla, Bandipora, Sopore

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Srinagar, March 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in the towns of Baramulla, Bandipora and Sopore against the stepped up Indian state terrorism including the recent killing of a youth in Baramulla.

People took to the streets in Sopore town and staged anti-India demonstrations. Indian police resorted to brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between demonstrators and the police. Twelve people including a two-year-old child and a woman were injured in the ensuing pitched battles.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the continued house arrest of Hurriyet Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, and illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Ghulam Nabi Zaki and Ghulam Muhammad Nagoo.

The forum patronised by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in its statement termed the house arrest of Gilani, unlawful detention of Hurriyet leaders and use of brute force on peaceful protesters as frustration on part of the puppet administration. It said that such tactics could not suppress the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their liberation struggle.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Firdous Ahmed Shah, along with a party delegation visited different hospitals of Srinagar and inquired about health of the youth who were injured in police actions at various places.

On the other hand, a 60-year-old woman, Hajra Begum, died due to suffocation after a pepper gas shell fired by Indian troops landed in her house in Aali Kadal area of Srinagar.

The Dukhtaran-e-Millat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities had placed the party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, under detention at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences where she had undergone a surgery on Thursday.

In Geneva, addressing a conference at the sidelines of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the speakers demanded an end to the violence against women particularly in conflict areas like occupied Kashmir.

The conference was organized by the International Council for Human Rights and International Human Rights Association of American Minorities in connection with International Women’s Day. The speakers included Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Professor Fozia Nazir Lone, Mrs Shamim Shawl, Dr Krishna Ahoojapatel, Dr Mazahir Osman and Ms Isha Dyfan.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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