Yasin Malik leads big anti-India rally in Srinagar

Mirwaiz urges India to shun military approach on Kashmir

Srinagar, September 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, led a big rally in Srinagar, today, to express solidarity with the thousands of Kashmiris languishing in different jails and police stations.

The rally held at Janab Sahib in Soura area of Srinagar was also aimed at registering protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The participants of the rally chanted high-pitched slogans “We want freedom” and “Go India go back”.

Earlier addressing a big public gathering at Janab Sahib, Muhammad Yasin Malik said that the Kashmiris languishing in jails and police stations were prisoners of conscience. He said that the so-called largest democracy of the world and its stooges in occupied Kashmir had illegally detained thousands of young and old, men and women in the name of maintaining peace and law and order. He said that black laws like Public Safety Act and investigating agencies like NIA were being used to detain and intimidate the Kashmiri people. He urged the Kashmiris to remain steadfast and keep pursuing their goal with fervour, focus and steadfastness.

The Chairman of Hurriyat Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a public gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar urged India to adopt a political approach instead of military policy to settle the Kashmir dispute. He said that the pro-freedom leadership would extend full support to any dialogue meant to resolve the lingering dispute according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Meanwhile, people took to the streets and staged pro-freedom demonstrations in Srinagar, Sopore, Shopian, Tral, Pulwama and other areas. The protesters raised slogans in favour of freedom and against India. Indian police and troops used brute force on the demonstrators at various places, injuring many of them.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat in a statement in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities once again did not produce the illegally detained party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, before a court in Srinagar on a fixed date of hearing. Aasiya Andrabi has been lodged at Amphala Jail in Jammu. The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in its statement expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, and Aasiya Andrabi.

Various Muslim organizations at a meeting presided over by senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in Srinagar condemned the continued curbs on the Muharram processions in the territory and demanded of the puppet authorities to lift the ban.

In Geneva, Kashmiri representatives, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi and Ms Benazir Khan, held a meeting with representatives of different international NGOs on the sidelines of the ongoing 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council and apprised them of the gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. They said, India is using pellet guns against peaceful protestors and about one thousand young Kashmiris have lost eyesight permanently due to injuries caused by this lethal weapon.

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