SRINAGAR: Over a hundred people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on peaceful protesters across the territory, today.

Despite curfew and other restrictions, massive demonstrations rocked Srinagar, Badgam, Bandipore, Islamabad, Sopore, Bijbehara, Baramulla, Pattan, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and other areas against the killing spree unleashed by Indian troops and police in Kashmir Valley for the last one month. Thousands of people took to streets and shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.

They also waved Pakistani flags. Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters injuring more than a hundred people. Over forty persons including seven women sustained pellet injuries in Khanabal area of Islamabad alone. Indian forces’ personnel also set on fire a Shamyana, eight motorcycles and six tractors at Chandangam in Pulwama to foil a pro-freedom rally.

Four people were killed and over four hundred others were wounded in the violent actions of forces’ personnel on the protesters across the Valley, yesterday. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of two of the martyrs in Badgam and Sopore areas, today.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in their statements in Srinagar strongly condemned the firing of pellets on peaceful protesters by Indian police and troops at Khanabal in Islamabad, today.

Meanwhile, the puppet authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir Valley on the 29th consecutive day, today, to stop people from staging demonstrations against the ongoing killing spree in the territory. Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Bilal Siddiqui, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and Syed Bashir Andrabi, were kept under illegal detention to stop them from leading the demonstrations 

Indian police raided the residence of the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Bahenji, in Srinagar, today, and vandalized the household goods. The police also arrested several party activists after subjecting them to torture. Farida Bahenji was scheduled to visit various hospitals in Srinagar to inquire about the health of the people injured in the action of Indian forces.

People in Doda, Kishtwar, Banihal, Ramban and Rajouri areas of Jammu region observed shutdown and held massive demonstrations against the civilian killings by Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Various religious organisations arranged a gathering in Kargil to express solidarity with the people of the Kashmir Valley. Speakers on the occasion paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs.

The imams and khateebs of various mosques in Mendhar area of Poonch including Maulana Muhammad Sultan Naqshbandi and Mufti Ha Nawaz Qadri addressing public gatherings at different places condemned the civilian killings by Indian police and troops in the Valley.