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Use of lethal weapons in IOK denounced

Srinagar, March 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the United Nations to impress upon India to stop use of lethal weapons, which are adversely affecting children in the territory. Syed Ali Gilani was reacting to the reports about the loss of hand of a 12-year-old boy in an explosion of unexploded teargas shell in Rainawari area of Srinagar.

In a statement issued in Srinagar, he said that Jammu and Kashmir had been turned into a virtual police state where personnel of Indian Armed forces were committing crimes against humanity with total impunity. The APHC Chairman emphasized that the UNICEF must take cognizance of the victimization of the children by occupation forces in the territory. The Democratic Freedom Party during a meeting in Srinagar, today, said that despite exhausting all brutal tactics, India had failed to weaken the commitment of the Kashmiri people to their struggle for right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, shutdown marked by forceful anti-India protest demonstrations were held in Tral area of Pulwama district, today, against the recent killing of three youth by Indian troops. Despite massive deployment of army and police, people came out on the streets in Laribal, Dadsara and Charsoo areas of the town and raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Hurriyet leader Zafar Akbar Butt participated in the protests. A protest demonstration was held in Sumbal area of Bandipora district against failure of police in tracing a youth, who went missing on Friday under mysterious circumstances. The protesters blocked Bandipora-Srinagar highway for several hours.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with a team today visited Kokernag in Islamabad district to condole the death of Lassa Khan, whose four sons and two nephews were martyred by Indian troops in separate incidents on different occasions. Lassa Khan passed away, yesterday.

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