Shutdown in Kishtwar Area of Jammu Region Today Resistance Leadership Detained Ahead of Srinagar March

Jammu, July 12 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Kishtwar and adjoining areas of Jammu region against the rise in civilian killings across the territory, particularly in the Kashmir Valley.
According to media sources, the strike is being observed on the call of Imam of Jamia Masjid, Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmad Kichloo, who is also the head of Muslim Shoura Committee, Kishtwar. Farooq Ahmad Kichloo in a statement issued in Kishtwar condemned the civilian killings and appealed to the people of Kishtwar to lodge protest by observing complete shutdown. Meanwhile, lawyers associated with Kashmir High Court Bar Association stayed away from various courts in protest against the killings. On the other hand, the occupation authorities continue to place all resistance leaders either under house detention or in various jails and police stations across Kashmir to prevent them from leading protests against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in the territory. Syed Ali Gilani continues to be confined to his house since 2010 while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house confinement, yesterday. Muhammad Yasin Malik who was detained on July 6, ahead of Burhan Wani’s second martyrdom anniversary, remains in Kothibagh police station in Srinagar. Other Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi and Muhammad Ashraf Laya were either under house detention or in various police stations. A police officer confirmed that the crackdowns against Hurriyat leaders were being conducted in the wake of call for a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar, tomorrow, to pay tributes to the martyrs of 13th July, 1931. Intense clashes were witnessed in Soura area of Srinagar between protesters and Indian forces, last night. The troops fired teargas shells on the demonstrators leading to clashes. KASHMIR VOICE
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Killing of Youth by Indian Troops in IOK Condemned

Srinagar, July 12 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the killing of five youth including two teenage boys in the firing of Indian troops in Shopian and Baramulla districts.
According to media sources, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) led by Mohammad Rafiq Ganaie visited Rawalpora and Wahal, Shopian, and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. The delegation comprised Aadil Rasheed Khan, Manzoor Ahmad Lelhari and Manzoor Ahmad Khan Addressing the gathering, Mohammad Rafiq Ganaie said that the sacrifices offered by the youth were the priceless assets for the ongoing freedom movement. He said that India had declared a war against innocent people and reiterated the pledge to take their mission to its logical end. Hurriyat leader Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi in a statement in Srinagar condemned the killing of civilian by Indian forces in Shopian district. He deplored that minor youths were being targeted and killed. He said that martyrs had center-staged Kashmir dispute at global level and mission of martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion. Terming the continuous cold blooded murders of civilians at the hands of Indian forces part of a systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Sidiqui said that New Delhi had unleashed a full-fledged war on the freedom-loving masses of Kashmir. The delegation led by Bilal Sidiqui comprising Sheikh Musaib, Reyaz Ahmed Muhammad Rafiq and Muhammad Ameen also visited the bereaved families. Talking to the bereaved family members, Bilal Sidiqui said that New Delhi had been indulging in brutal and barbaric methods to crush the resolve and determination of people to compel them to submit and surrender before its military might but time and again New Delhi has failed in its sinister designs. KASHMIR VOICE
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Mirwaiz Grieved Over Death of 12-Year-Old Child in IOK

Srinagar, July 12 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed shock and grief over the death of a 12-year-old child, Saliq Khursheed of Meemander, Shopian, and grave injuries to three other children in an explosion on Wednesday.
According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Our children are not safe even while playing.” He said with each passing day Kashmiris pay the cost of the lingering dispute as the world looks on and there is little effort to put an end the tragedy that Kashmir has become. “Unending pain inflicted on the Kashmiri people was only because of the fact that people demand their birthright and its is high time for New Delhi to accept the ground realities and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people,” the Mirwaiz said. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement in Srinagar condemned the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying that after being released for just a day after almost a week-long house detention Mirwaiz was once again placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence. He also denounced the continued house detention of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, arrest of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and arrest of dozens of leaders across Kashmir terming it as a political vendetta.
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One More Innocent Killing Shocks JKDFP

Srinagar, July 12 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the killing of yet another unarmed and innocent youth by Indian forces at Trehgam in Kupwara district has shocked the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP).
According to media sources, a DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the party has termed the situation, arisen out of the unabated killings as alarming. Expressing solidarity and sympathy with the parents of Khalid Ahmad Malik, son of Abdul Ghafar Malik of Trehgam he said only parents of the slain know the pain of the deaths taking place in nook and corner of the disputed region as they are the prime victims of the ongoing bloodshed. The spokesman said that the Indian forces resort to firing on smaller issues resulting in the carnage and it has very badly affected the very nature of the people living in the disputed territory. A huge population is undergoing psychological trauma and if the situation remains the same the result will be more dangerous, he deplored. He said that Kashmiri people have to bury their youngsters almost on daily basis and the situation is disturbing. He stressed upon human rights oraganisations and justice-loving people across the globe to come to the rescue of Kashmiri people who are being massacred only because they demand for their political rights. KASHMIR VOICE
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Thousands Attend Khalid’s Funeral amid Shutdown

Srinagar, July 12 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, today, attended the funeral prayers of 20-year-old youth at Trehgam in Kupwara district.
According to media sources, the youth, Khalid Ghafar (20), son of Abdul Ghafar Malik was killed while another person suffered injuries after army opened fire on a group of protesters at Trehgam village on Wednesday evening. Media reports said thousands of people assembled at Trehgam and participated in the funeral prayers of Khalid. Later, the youth was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and ant-India sloganeering in local martyr’s graveyard. Soon after the youth was buried, the people mostly youth took to streets and held peaceful protest demonstrations. The forces used teargas shells and pellets on the protesters resulting in injuries to several youths in the ongoing protests. The locals said that the forces damaged windowpanes of several residential houses in Tregam. The protests were going on in Trehgam and adjoining areas till filing of this report. KASHMIR VOICE
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