Youth laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of students of Kashmir University and Islamic University of Science and Technology continued their protests on the second consecutive day, today, against the summoning of a varsity scholar, Aala Fazli by the Indian National Investigation Agency to New Delhi.
The students from various departments boycotted class work, assembled outside their departments and took out protest rallies in Srinagar and Awantipora. The students raised slogans like “Go India Go Back” and “We Want Freedom.” They carried banners and placards, demanding an immediate end to the harassment of teaching staff. In view of student protests, the authorities closed MP Higher Secondary School, SP Higher Secondary School, Amar Singh College and Islamia College in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a large number of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth, Abdul Qayoom Najar in Batpora area of Sopore. Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed by Indian troops in a fake encounter at Lachiproa in Uri, yesterday. Two rounds of funeral were offered for the youth. He was laid to rest in his ancestral Batpora village amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Strict restrictions were imposed in Sopore to prevent protests.
People took to the streets in Kulgam against the rising incidents of the cutting of the braid in South Kashmir, particularly in Kulgam and Islamabad districts. The protesters said that the Indian army-backed non-locals were involved in these incidents, aimed at terrorizing local people. They said that they had caught one braid chopper, but Indian troops rescued him and took him along. The forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Dukhtaran-e-Millat in their statements condemned the incidents.
A civilian, Mushtaq Ahmad Shiekh, who was injured in a grenade attack in Tral on Thursday, succumbed at Soura hospital in Srinagar, today.
Indian authorities invoked draconian law, Public Safety Act against Peoples Freedom League leader, Muhammad Ramzan Khan and sent him to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu.