In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 34 Kashmiris including 3 in custody during the last month of May.
According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, the killings rendered 4 women widowed and 10 children orphaned. During the month, 601 people were critically injured due to the firing of pellets, bullets and teargas shells by Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel on peaceful protesters in the occupied territory while 156 civilians including a woman were arrested. Most of the arrested persons were Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth. Seven of the arrestees were booked under black law Public Safety Act. The troops also molested 5 women and damaged and ransacked 39 houses during the period.
Meanwhile, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement in Srinagar said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was the main cause of sufferings of the people of occupied Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists particularly those languishing in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail including its Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah. Dukhtaran-e-Millat in a statement in Srinagar condemned the prolonged illegal detention of its Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi, in Tihar Jail.
On the other hand, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Mir Shahid Saleem, addressing a gathering at Thanamandi in Rajouri district of Jammu region said that settlement of the disputes of Kashmir and Palestine was imperative for peace and stability in the world. He deplored that the international community had adopted a criminal silence as the people of Kashmir and Palestine continued to suffer at the hands of forces of oppression and suppression.
Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities were prolonging the illegal detention of party Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, by not producing him before the court on the dates of hearing of the cases registered against him.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League General Secretary, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, in a statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to the three Kashmiri youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Shopian, yesterday.