Storstrejk i Kashmir

Call for the shutdown had been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was off the road. The occupation authorities had deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Srinagar and other towns to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that the Village Defence Committees were terror wings of Sangh Parivar.

The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, and the spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in their statements strongly denounced the arrest of innocent people by Indian police after communal clashes in Kishtwar. They said that investigating agencies had clearly revealed that the clashes were instigated by members of Hindu extremist organization, Bajrang Dal, and Village Defence Committees but the puppet administration was reluctant to take action against the culprits.

APHC leader, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, and a local human rights forum, the Voice of Victims, in their statements demanded immediate dissolution of the Village Defence Committees for maintaining communal harmony in the territory.

The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, in an interview in Srinagar said that the prolonged detention of her husband, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, was politically motivated and against the rule of law.

The Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement at a meeting in Srinagar condemned the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, and other Hurriyet leaders.

Indian police re-arrested the illegally detained Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, from the premises of Central Jail Srinagar after a Baramulla court had ordered his release. Syed Ali Gilani terming the action as political vendetta appealed to the Amnesty International and other world humanitarian organizations to use their influence for the release of Masarrat Aalam.

On the other hand, at least eight people have been killed while over 1,500 houses have been damaged due to floods caused by incessant rains in Jammu region.

This entry was posted in Kriget i Kashmir, Nyheter. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.