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Indian troops martyr one youth in Sopore

Srinagar, February 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one Kashmiri youth, today, during a siege and search operation in Seelu area of Sopore.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral of the martyred youth, Muhammad Shafi Sheikh, in his native village Zaloora in Sopore. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.

Addressing the participants of the funeral of Muhammad Shafi Sheikh, over phone from New Delhi, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, paid glowing tributes to him. He said that Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level, would not be allowed to go waste. He appealed to the world community to take cognizance of gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian forces in the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Farooq Ahmed Dar in Newa area of Pulwama, today. Hurriyet leaders were on their way to Shopian to express solidarity with the families of two youth, who were recently martyred by the troops. Hurriyet leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Fayaz Ahmad, visited the area and paid homage to the martyred.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Behenji, in their statements in Srinagar condemned the denial of permission to the parents of a Kashmiri detainee, Javed Ahmed Khan, to meet him by the officials of New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. They urged the world human rights organizations to take notice of the matter.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities were subjecting its illegally detained Vice Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, to political vengeance. It condemned the puppet administration for shifting Masarrat Aalam to sub-jail Baramulla from Srinagar Central Jail.

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons staged a sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Srinagar against the closure of infamous Pathribal fake encounter case by the Indian Army, demanding reopening of the case. The APDP leader, Parveena Ahangar, talking to mediamen on the occasion, said that closure of the case had again proved that the Indian Army was protecting its personnel involved in heinous crimes.

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