Srinagar, April 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, anti-India protests were held in Shopian and Kulgam areas against the visit of the puppet chief minister, Omar Abdullah to meet party workers as part of so-called election campaign.
Supporters of pro-India National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party were attacked in Srinagar and Shopian. Indian police resorted to brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters who were shouting slogans like ‘No-election, no-election’, ‘Go-India Go Back’, ‘We Want Freedom’.
The protesters also attacked vehicles of National Conference leaders and workers near Bonabazar, Ramnagari and Patipora areas of Shopian when Omar Abdullah reached there amid tight security to address a rally.
On the other hand, protest strike was observed in Kulgam district where puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was to address a gathering. Besides clashes between protesters and NC workers, Omar Abdullah’s cavalcade was also attacked with stones in the district.
APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a seminar in Srinagar, today, said that heavy military presence of India was the root cause of all problems in occupied Kashmir. He said that Kashmiris’ economy, trade, culture and civilization would continue to remain at risk unless India pulled outs its troops from the territory.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leaders and activists marched through the roads and streets in several areas of Srinagar as part of anti-election campaign.
The Veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani arrived in Srinagar from New Delhi, today. He was warmly received by supporters at Srinagar airport and was taken to party head quarters at Hyderpora amid pro-freedom and anti-election slogans.
Indian police arrested APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt along with several activists at Chananpora in Srinagar, today, to prevent him from attending a seminar at Hurriyet headquarters in Srinagar.
The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a meeting and Hurriyet leaders, Aasiya Andrabi and Yasmeen Raja in their statements condemned the destruction of civilian property by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Srinagar.
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