Pulwama shuts for the second day

Wednesday - January 3, 2018
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), life remained crippled due to the spontaneous shutdown for the second day, on Tuesday, in Pulwama district against the killing of three freedom fighters by the Indian troops; Kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

According to detail, all shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road, in all main cities and towns of the district.

Work in government offices and a banks were badly affected due to the strike.

Three youth including Manzoor Ahmed Baba and Fardeen Ahmed Khanday were martyred by the Indian troops during an attack in Lethpora area of the district on Monday.

Hurriyat leaders and organisations including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in their separate statements paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth.

All parties hurriyet conference (APHC) leaders Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui, Farooq Ahmad and delegations from tehreek-e-hurriyat (TeH), Muslim league, salvation movement and Kashmir freedom front visited the martyrs’ families in Tral and Drubgam areas.

They said that the youth were spilling their blood to pull out Kashmiri people from the shackles of Indian oppression.

Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmar Waza addressing a public gathering at Pahlgam eulogised the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs.

Meanwhile, protests erupted in Hajin area of Bandipora district against the beating up of teachers by Indian troops inside a government-run school.

The Indian troops barged into a school and thrashed the staff including the headmaster. As the news spread, anti-India protests erupted on the streets followed by shutdown in the town.

Indian troops launched massive cordon and search operations in dozens of areas of Shopian district. They besieged the villages and conducted house-to-house search operations.

On the other hand, the member of so-called IOK assembly, Abdur Rasheed staged a protest outside the assembly in Jammu to demand right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people.

He was holding a banner with pictures of martyred civilians Mysera Begum, Ruby Jan and Asif Iqbal.