Lawyers protest against summons to Mian Qayoom
Srinagar, September 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Sopore town of Baramulla district, today.
The youth were killed by troops during a siege and search operation in Shanker Gund Brath locality of the town. The troops also blew up one house in the area. The martyred youth have been identified as Nayeem Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar paid rich tributes to the martyred youth and said that these brave hearts were laying their precious lives for Kashmiris’ better tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Indian Army and paramilitary forces launched a major operation in Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts in South Kashmir. Clashes erupted between youth and Indian forces during a cordon and search operation in Yaripora area of Kulgam district. The youth pelted stones on troops, who fired teargas shells on the protesters triggering clashes. The authorities closed all educational institutions and suspended Internet and mobile phone services in Barammula, Kupwara and Bandipora districts.
Complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad district on the first death anniversary of teenager Basit, who was killed by Indian police this day in 2016. All schools and colleges and business establishments were closed, while traffic was off the road in Qazigund, the native town of 23-year old martyr, Basit.
India’s National Investigation Agency has summoned Kashmir High Court Bar Association President Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom to New Delhi on Wednesday in a fake case framed against him. The NIA has asked Qayoom to appear before the agency for answering certain questions relating to the case. In response to the notice, the lawyers across the valley, immediately suspended their work and boycotted the courts. The Bar Association in a statement in Srinagar said the move is aimed at harassing and demonizing the legal fraternity.
On the other hand, scores of Kashmiri activists have received an email from Twitter’s legal section informing that the Indian government was going to take a legal action against them. These activists were raising human rights violations by Indian troops in Kashmir in their posts.
And in Tral town of occupied territory, a protest rally was taken out against the genocides of Rohingya Muslims in Burma. A local leader, Farooq Trali led the procession, which was attended by a large number of people. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement expressed deep anguish over the killing of Muslims in Burma and urged the international community to break silence and come to their rescue.