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India may victimize Kashmiris in name of fighting IS

Srinagar, January 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (G), Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed the apprehension that India may further victimize the Kashmiri people and malign their righteous freedom movement on the pretext of fighting the Islamic State militants in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the IS had no chance to reach occupied Kashmir. He said that New Delhi was trying its best to connect the Kashmiris’ freedom movement with terrorism and it seemed that Indian policy makers were planning to use the IS to provide a cover to the crimes committed by Indian forces in the territory.

On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders, Yasmeen Raja, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Iqbal Mir and Mohammad Ahsan Untoo in their statements condemned the harassment of people by Indian troops and police ahead of 26th January, India’s Republic Day. They said that New Delhi had no moral or constitutional justification to celebrate its Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir as it was occupying the territory against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Complete shutdown was observed in Naina, Bandina and adjoining areas in Pulwama against the recent killing of two youth by Indian troops.

Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, addressing mourners at Naina Batapora maintained that the mission of Kashmiri martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. Indian police arrested the APHC leaders including Ghulam Nabi Zaki and Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi when they were going to Pulwama to express solidarity with the families of the martyred youth.

The police took into custody Abdul Ahad Parra, Feroz Ahmad Khan, Molvi Bashir Urfani and other Hurriyet leaders when they were returning to Srinagar after visiting the bereaved families. The residents of Ajas area of Bandipora staged forceful demonstrations against the anti-people policies of the occupation authorities.

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