Protests against custodial killing of student in kashmir

Kashmiris shout anti-India and pro-liberation slogans during a protest in Srinagar against continued state-terrorism.

Srinagar, July 08 (KMS): In Srinagar, the occupation authorities imposed curfew in several localities, today, following massive protests against the killing of a student, who had gone missing from Maisuma on Friday. People took to the streets with high-pitched pro-liberation slogans in Gaw Kadal, Nauhatta, Kawdara, Rainawari, Habba Kadal and Rajouri Kadal.

Shops, business establishments and educational institutions in these areas were closed and transport remained off the road. Several protestors were injured when Indian police fired teargas shells to disperse them. An angry mob set fire a police van in Maisuma. Processions were taken out from the Kashmir University and Islamia College in Srinagar.

Israr Mushtaq Dar, a second year student of Islamia College, had gone missing on Friday and his throat-slit body was recovered in Rainawari, today. The protestors told media men that the troops had martyred the student in custody.

Earlier, people rushed to the house of the JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in Srinagar, over-run police barricades and took him in a procession to Lal Chowk. The JKLF Chairman was under house arrest for the last two months.

Anti-India demonstrations were also held in Palhalan and Sopore. Agitation continued in Shopian for the 39th day, today.

On the other hand, addressing a delegate session in Badgam, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi and Professor Abdul Ghani Butt urged India to stop human rights violations in occupied Kashmir to create a conducive atmosphere for resolving the Kashmir dispute.

The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement in Srinagar, expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the Shahi Imam of Jamia Masjid Delhi, Maulana Syed Abdullah Bukhari, who died after prolonged illness, today.