Srinagar, January 30: In occupied Kashmir, forceful anti-India protest demonstrations marked by a general strike will be held tomorrow, to press for revocation of the black law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act and re-opening of the Pathribal fake encounter case.
Following the killing of 35 Sikhs in Chatisinghpora on the 20th of March in 2000 on the eve of the-then US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India, the Indian Army shot dead six men on the 25th of the same month in the Pathribal area of Islamabad town.
The slain persons were dubbed as foreign militants and were blamed for killing the Sikhs. However, the investigations, later, proved that the victims were locals and were killed by the Indian army in a fake encounter. The army has now given a clean-chit to its personnel responsible for the fake encounter.
Call for the strike and protest demonstrations has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom groups and organizations including the High Court Bar Association.
Pathribal fake encounter & army’s kangaroo court