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South Kashmir shuts to mourn Zakir Musa’s killing

Srinagar, May 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir districts on fourth consecutive day, today, against the killing of mujahid commander, Zakir Musa by Indian forces. All shops and other business establishments were closed while government offices witnessed thin attendance with roads wearing a deserted look.

The authorities had announced the closure of educational institutions across Kashmir. Contingents of police and paramilitary forces were deployed in Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Tral and Islamabad areas. Mobile Internet services were snapped while train service remained suspended across Kashmir.

People from all walks of life including a delegation of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir and Hurriyat leader Yasmin Raja visited the residence of Zakir Musa in Noorpora area of Tral to express condolences with his family members. He was killed by the Indian forces during a gunfight in Dadsara area of Pulwama district on Friday.

Indian forces’ personnel while unleashing a reign of terror went berserk and damaged many houses and shops in Manchowa and Kralpora areas of Srinagar. The troops without any provocation abused and thrashed a journalist, Aadil Hussain, near the Islamia College Hawal in Srinagar. Police during house raids arrested several youth in Chanapora area of the city.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, called for a complete shutdown in Shopian district and its peripheral areas on Thursday to commemorate the gruesome incident of rape and murder of Aasia and Neelofer by the Indian occupation forces on the 30th of May 2009. He demanded a high-level probe by the United Nations Human Rights Commission and said that the rape and murder of the two sisters was committed in the broad-daylight, but culprits were still at large, speaking volumes about the Indian designs to use rape as a war strategy.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and High Court Bar Association in their statements issued in Srinagar condemned the inhuman torture on teenage youth in illegal custody of Indian army in Soibugh area of Budgam district. Sehrai urged the international human rights organizations to play their effective role to stop human rights violations in Kashmir. The High Court Bar Association also condemned the thrashing of four women by the ruthless forces after entering the house of one, Ali Mohammad Rather, in Pamposh Colony, Tral. The victim women sustained grievous injuries and had to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

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