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‘Peaceful protests held in Kashmir after congregational Friday prayers’

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Srinagar, October 19: Hurriyat leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik had called people to register their protest against civilian killings, atrocities, indiscriminate use of pellets and vandalizing properties in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian forces, said a Hurriyat-G spokesman on Friday in a statement.

The spokesman said, “Voicing serious concern over the spree of killings at the hands of Indian troops, leadership and people from all corners reiterated that the policy of oppression can’t deter people from pursuing the sacred movement.”

“The resistance leaders and people in an unanimously declared  that if forces are not contained,  people from all corners of valley will come up with stiff resistance and India leadership will be  responsible for the situation rising thereof,” he added.

The spokesman further said that Hurriyat Conference organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against Indian state-terrorism and besides large number of people and leadership including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohammad Rafiq Uwasi, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Khawaja Mohammad Maqbool Maghami, Imran Ahmad, Prof. Makhdoomi, Abdul Rashid Dar and other participated.

“Addressing protestors and people, the leadership said that the growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battle field.  Referring to recent killing, the leadership said that Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where the lives of men, women and even children are not safe. Killings in Fateh Kadal Srinagar is worst form of state sponsored terrorism, leaders said and added that authorities are desperate to cover their gruesome and inhuman acts and shielding criminals under the garb of AFSPA,” said the Hurriyat Spokesman.

The spokesman in the statement said, “The Leaders ridiculed authorities for turning entire state into a “battle field” saying killing innocents, use of brute force, caging people and leadership simply exposed their tall claims about transparency and their rhetoric regarding democracy was deflated.”

“Leaders appealed Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organization for human rights to break silence and take cognizance of the plight of suppressed and oppressed people in state of Jammu and Kashmir and urged to fulfill their obligations in accordance with human rights specified for world community,” he added.

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