More Kashmiris got killed by Indian army in last 24 hours in Occupied Kashmir.
A 10th class student was martyred and a 45-year-old woman was injured when Indian Army opened fire on a group of people coming out of a mosque after offering Fajr prayers at Trehgam town in Kupwara district.
As people were coming out of a mosque at Mirpora mohalla in Trehgam town, CRPF troops opened fire on them in which a boy, Mudasir Ahmed Zargar was killed and a 45-year-old woman, Jana Begum was injured. After the boy’s killing, tension has gripped the entire area and people are trying to defy curfew while curfew is in place in Kupwara and Handwara towns as well.
After a one day break of continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir valley on Thursday, the people of Valley woke up to another day of undeclared curfew and restrictions on Friday. Indian forces have been deployed to thwart the Jamia Masjid Chalo and other protest marches in the occupied territory.
Authorities have also launched a massive crackdown across Chinab valley and Jammu region against those who recently took part in the peaceful protest demonstrations to denounce civilian killings in the Occupied Kashmir.
Dozens of people, mostly students including medical students have been arrested during college and house raids in past few days. Most of the students arrested during the raids belonged to Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) Sidhra. The students’ parents said that their wards were being falsely implicated and the authorities were spoiling the career of Muslim students in the region.
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of Muslim Khawteen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja in a statement, while expressing concern over the attitude of authorities with Kashmiri students, has strongly condemned the arrest of innocent youth and students in Jammu region.
The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, has said that the UK-based Kashmiris will observe India’s Independence Day (August 15) as Black Day.
Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, in a statement issued in London, said that Kashmiris would hold a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London. He said, “It is the most appropriate time when world conscience should respond to existing pain in the occupied territory and stand by the side of justice, civil liberties and basic human rights.”
Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl has called upon all the Kashmiris living in the United Kingdom to massively join the demonstration to express solidarity with the suffering brethren in occupied Kashmir.