Srinagar, January 22, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, visited a hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the health of the youth, who were injured in the indiscriminate firing of Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Pulwama on Wednesday.
Zafar Akbar Butt in a statement in Srinagar said that several youth including Junaid Ahmed, Shabbir Ahmed and Farooq Ahmed Dar were injured during the firing of the troops at Nain Batapora in Pulwama.
He strongly condemned the use of brute force and expressed solidarity with the families of the injured youth. Killing of an unarmed civilian, Parvez Ahmed, in the area is another example of the worst kind of human rights violations, Zafar Butt said, adding that such tactics could not stop the Kashmiri people from continuing their ongoing freedom struggle.
The JKSM Chairman strongly denounced the arrest and harassment of youth ahead of Indian Republic Day on 26th January. He appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown on the day to send a message to the world that they reject India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Zafar Butt also visited Rawalpora area of Srinagar and condoled the sad demise of the mother of disappeared youth, Manzoor Ahmed. He was accompanied by party leaders and activists including Molvi Rafiq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Abdul Qayoom and Aijaz Beig.
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