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Thousands attend rebels last rites, many protesters injured in clashes
Publish Date: 8-04-18 12:17 AM
Srinagar, April 07: Defying restrictions, thousands of people attended funeral prayers of a slain youth, Mussavir Ahmed Wani, in Pulwama district, today, while several people were injured when the Indian forces clash with protesters
Mussavir Ahmed Wani was killed by the Indian troops during ant-rebel operation, yesterday. The authorities imposed restrictions in the entire district, today, and sealed all entry and exit points of Pulwama town to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killing. However, defying restrictions, thousands of people assembled in Mussavir Wani’s native Delipora village and participated in his funeral prayers.
Forceful demonstrations erupted in the area following the funeral prayers of Mussavir Wani. The protesters raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Indian police and troops used brute force and fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering intense clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Several people were injured, some of them critically, during the clashes.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement paying glorious tributes to martyred Musavir Ahmad Wani said that the Kashmiri youth were sacrificing their precious lives for a sacred cause.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown continued in Shopian district and in Kangan area of Ganderbal against the recent killing of people by the troops. All shops, business establishments, government and private offices remained closed while transport was off the road. The authorities continued to keep educational institutions shut to prevent students’ protests against the killings.
Moreover, Aligarh Muslim University Students Union organised a protest rally in the campus against the killings of innocent people by the troops in Kashmir.