Protest held in Srinagar’s Hassanabad against recent killings in Kashmir

Protest held in Srinagar’s Hassanabad against recent killings in Kashmir

Srinagar:  A protest rally was held in Srinagar’s Hassanabad area against the recent killings in the valley after Friday prayers.

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Hundreds of people raising pro-freedom and pro Islamic slogans marched from Imam Bargah Hassanabad to Saida Kadal.

The protesters were also raising slogans in favour of the three year old girl who was allegedly raped in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Five militants, two civilians were killed in twin gunfights in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian district.

A civilian who was injured during clashes in north Kashmir’s Pattan area succumbed to injuries on Wednesday.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a complete shutdown in Kashmir against the killings.

“Even in the holy month of Ramadhan there is no letup in killings and bloodshed in Kashmir as civilians, armed youth or even Indian forces are getting killed,” said the JRL leadership in a statement.

“In one manner or other Kashmiri’s continue to pay the price of the unresolved Kashmir issue as use of force against them continues unabated,” the statement further read.

The pro freedom leadership said that whether it is death of civilian Rayees Ahmed Dar of Pulwama, Arshad Hussain Dar of Chanabal Pattan or Nayeem Shah of Baderwah allegedly killed by a VDC ‘Kashmiri’s continue to fall prey to the lingering issue and subsequent use of unbridled force.’

“To protest these unfortunate killings, people will observe peaceful hartal tomorrow, Friday the 17th of May,” they said.

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