The troops shot dead a 25-year-old youth, Hilal Ahmad, at Hanji Danter Harnag in Islamabad district while the two injured succumbed at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar. Over 2,100 people have been injured, so far.
Meanwhile, the authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in the territory on the sixth consecutive day, today, to stop people from protesting against the innocent killings followed by killingof Hizbul Mujahideen commander, BURHAN MUZAFFAR Wani on Friday. Mobile and internet services also remained suspended. Many people were injured when forces’ personnel resorted to brute force on protesters who defied curfew and held anti-India demonstrations in Kupwara, Islamabad and other parts of the territory, today. Some unidentified people torched the house at Bemdoora village in Kokernag area where Burhan Wani and his two associates were martyred by troops in a fake encounter on Friday.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a joint statement urged the United Nations to come forward in a big way and take solid steps for stopping human rights violations and settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
On the other hand, hundreds of students, trade union activists, women’s rights groups, lawyers and other groups wearing black bands gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to condemn the genocide of unarmed civilians by Indian armed forces in occupied Kashmir. The protesters with placards in their hands marched silently reading “Stop the Killings Now” and “Kashmir Is A Political Issue – Can’t Be Resolved At Gunpoint.”
British Kashmiris staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day and to register their protest against the killing of peaceful protesters in occupied Kashmir.