Srinagar, April 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have denounced in strong terms the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy, Owais Ahmed Mir, by Indian troops in Kupwara district. A boy Owais Ahmad Mir, a 7th class student, was killed when the troops opened fire in Mandigam area of the district on Thursday.
The Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the cold-blooded murder of Owais Ahmed as cowardly act by the troops. He said that frustrated by the exemplary resistance of Kashmiris, the troops were targeting unarmed civilians in the occupied territory. He said use of brute force by the Indian authorities is a clear display of their frustration.
Abdul Hameed Butt also condemned the continued illegal detention of party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in the custody of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA). He said that from past three days, the whereabouts of the JKLF Chairman were not known. Nobody is being allowed to meet him and even his family has not yet been informed about his well-being and whereabouts, he deplored.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Muhammad Shafi Lone, in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the use of brute force on peaceful protesters by the Indian troops. He deplored that the people are not even allowed to protest peacefully. A spokesman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in a statement in Srinagar said that India was using brutal tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment but would never succeed in its nefarious design.
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