IOK observes multiple rounds of funeral

Thursday – April 26, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) multiple rounds of funeral were held for the youth identified as Abid Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed, Umar Khalid and Yasir Ahmed on Wednesday who were martyred by the Indian troops during a violent military operation at Laam in Tral town.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), eyewitnesses said that a group of freedom fighters appeared during the funeral of martyr Ishfaq Ahmed in Handoora and offered him a gun salute.

The martyred youth were laid to their ancestral graveyards amid ‘pro-freedom’ and ‘anti-India’ slogans. The killings triggered complete shutdown in Tral town. Indian troops used brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters in Aripal area of the town.

The joint resistance leadership (JRL) in a statement issued in Srinagar, on Wednesday, said that India had snatched the right to live from the Kashmiri youth by pushing them to the wall. Other hurriyat leaders in their statements paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth and said that the sacrifices had taken the ongoing freedom movement to new heights.

The all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the puppet IOK authorities for ordering closure of educational institutions and harassing students under the bogey of law and order.

The tehreek-e-hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (the-JK) in a statement denounced crackdowns against students and hurriyat leaders and activists.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim league (JKML), at a meeting in Srinagar condemned the invoking of draconian law public safety act (PSA) 36th time on party chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt.

A resolution adopted on the occasion demanded settlement of the Kashmir dispute through implementation of the United Nations (UN) resolutions.

Meanwhile, in the name of security for the upcoming annual Amarnath pilgrim, India has decided to deploy 80 additional companies of paramilitary forces in IOK to quell ongoing protests against the rape and murder of Kathua girl and surge in killing of innocent civilians.

An activist of ruling peoples’ democratic party (PDP), identified as Ghulam Nabi Patel, was gunned down in an attack by unknown attackers, on Wednesday, at Rajpora in Pulwama district.