IOK people observe Pakistan independence day

Wednesday – August 15, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), defying curfew-like restrictions, students carried out a rally to celebrate the independence day of Pakistan in Islamabad district, on Tuesday, students of Bijbehara degree college carrying Pakistani flags shouted ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans while marching through the streets of Zirpora, the hometown of former IOK puppet chief minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), the protesting students later dispersed ‘peacefully’.

Meanwhile, the Indian troops shot and wounded a civilian youth in Kakapora area of Pulwama during a protest against a cordon and search operation (CASO) by the Indian forces in the area.

The youth has been identified as Sameer Ahmad, a resident of Qasigund, Kakapora. A team of Indian army, central reserve police force (CRPF), and police laid a siege around the Kakapora area and initiated a search operation, a police official said.

He said that a group of youth took to the streets and started protests against the operation. In the meantime, one youth was injured in the firing by the troops, he admitted.

A medical officer at primary health centre (PHC), Kakapora said the youth had suffered a firearm injury in his left foot and was shifted to bone and joint hospital (BJH), Srinagar for better treatment.

The forces also fired teargas canisters and bullets to disperse protesters.

Three non-local youth were thrashed by people at Lal chowk in Srinagar after they tried to hoist Indian flag on historic Ghanta ghar.

IOK will observe today “the black day” which will be marked by a complete strike in the occupied territory, call for which has been given by the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Indian authorities have made stringent measures in the name of security in all parts of central, south, and north IOK. Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel have been deployed in strength to ensure smooth conduct of the India’s independence day celebrations, today.

The enforcement directorate (ED), a Delhi-based Indian investigative agency, has summoned Jammu and Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and two others in a fake case dating back to 2001.

Commenting on the ED notice, the JKLF chairman Malik termed it as a part of Indian ploy to intimidate resistance leadership.