Srinagar, March 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, has reiterated the Kashmiris’ pledge to continue liberation struggle till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination. Masarrat Aalam Butt in a media interview in Srinagar deplored that the killing of innocent people by Indian troops and police personnel had become a routine in Kashmir. He maintained that the massacres of Gaw Kadal, Zakura, Chota Bazaar, Bijhbera and 2010 killings were just a few examples of the ongoing Indian state terrorism in the territory.
The forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement called for the release of all political prisoners, scrapping of black laws and acceptance of Kashmir as a dispute by India before any talks on the dispute. Renowned human rights activist, Mohammad Ahsan Untoo in a letter to the chief justice of Kashmir High Court demanded judicial inquiry against former puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and former police officer, Ashiq Bukhari for their role in the killings during 2010 uprising. The former SSP, Ashiq Bukhari, in a media interview had made startling revelations about the role of Omar Abdullah as chief minister in the killings.
A fresh spell of snowfall has disrupted normal life throughout the Valley. Heavy snowfall lashed Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir for many hours, closing Srinagar-Jammu highway for the vehicular traffic. Meanwhile, the landslides claimed three lives including that of a 17-year-old girl in Poonch and Pulwama districts.
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