Protest rally in AJK against killing of innocent youngsters in Pulwama


S. A Haidri,
Muzaffarabad: A protest rally was held under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat (PeH) on Sunday against the killing of 14 youngsters and more than 200 wounded by Indian armed forces in district Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir.
Referring to Indian brutalities and massive human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, protestors in the rally chanted slogans against India, “We want Freedom, Go India Go Back” were among the heading slogans in the rally.
The banner carried by protestors stated, “United Nations must take stern notice on massacre of innocent civilians in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir” , while another banner in Urdu mentioned that killing of more than 12 innocent civilians and several other injured in Pulwama by Indian armed forces is a big question mark on the role of United Nations.
Protestors demanded United Nations to intervene on deteriorating situation and genocide of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir besides International Human rights organizations to stop human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Earlier, a meeting was organized by PeH of Refugees 1989 and post migrants settled in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in which representatives of different refugee organizations strongly condemned and expressed their deep concerns over the brutal killing of 14 youngsters and over 200 wounded by pellets, bullets and tear gas in district Pulwama and passed nine resolutions unanimously against Indian atrocities.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PeH Uzair Ahmed Ghazali said, “Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and it does not accept Indian occupation and we (the people of Jammu and Kashmir) demand United Nations for free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir according to resolution passed on 5th January 1949 by UN.”
He condemned the killing of youngsters in different areas of Jammu and Kashmir including Pulwama, Shopian, BejjBihara, Sopore, Bandipura, Kupwara and Srinagar and also expressed grief and anger on the use of pellet guns by Indian armed forces on a toddler Hiba Nisar and other peaceful protestors, “killing of more than 119 children in Jammu and Kashmir including Tufail Mattu in 2011 must be investigated internationally” Ghazali appealed to UN.
Moreover, the session condemned the imposition of inhuman laws AFASPA, POTA and TADA in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and appealed all International Human rights organization for their intervention to eliminate these laws as they violate human rights.
In addition, they condemned the economic loss of burnt houses, markets and other private properties done deliberately by Indian armed forces.
Terming the imprisonments and house arrests of Hurriyat leadership, workers and representatives besides detaining them to other Jails in India as unjustified, a resolution was also passed for immediate release of Hurriyat leaders.
They appealed to the Government of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan to raise their voice on all international forums effectively against Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir and also demanded the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to fulfill its moral, legal and religious responsibility regarding Kashmir freedom of movement.
They also demanded Government of AJK to take concrete measures for the problems being faced by the refugees of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mushtaq ul Islam, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, Chaudhary Feroz din, Muhammad Iqbal Awan, Muhammad Sadiq Khan, Liaqat Awan, Raja Zaheer Khan, Ch. Muhammad Ismail, Bilal Ahmed Farooqui, Ch. Muhammad Mushtaq, Maqsood Kiani, Raheel Butt, Shaheen Shah, Ghulam Hassan Butt, Maqsood Butt, Maqsood Mughal, Shuja ul Haq, Siddique Dawood, Nishad Ahmed Butt and others were also present in the meeting.


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