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Shutdown, anti-India protests held in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by anti-India protests was observed in Kulgam, Pulwama and other districts of South Kashmir, today, against the recent killing of a teenager, Suhail Ahmad Lone by Indian troops in the district.

Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters in Khudwani, Kaimoh and other areas of Kulgam. Clashes between troops and protesters were also reported shut down.

On the other hand, a teenage boy was critically injured when Indian troops opened fire on a group of youth in Kokarnag area of Islamabad district, today. The youth were protesting against stepped-up Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.

The injured boy, identified as Ehsanul Haq Wani, was hit in the chest. The General Secretary of Awami Action Committee, Ghulam Nabi Zaki addressing a prayer gathering in Sopore denounced the highhandedness of Indian forces against the youth.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in their addresses and statements criticized the double standards of the global community regarding the issues of Kashmir and Palestine. They said that the world could be made peaceful and worth living only by giving the oppressed people like those of Kashmir and Palestine their inalienable right.

APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar maintained that peace and stability could not be guaranteed in the South Asian region without settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Meanwhile, the occupation authorities continued to place Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan under house arrest.

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