IOK: (APHC condemns India’s policy of repression in occupied Kashmir)

Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has strongly condemned India’s policy of suppression and repression against the family members of the Kashmiri youth engaged in the ongoing freedom struggle against Indian occupation.

According to a report of Kashmir Media Service, the Indian troops barged into the house of a freedom activist, Azad Ahmed Malik in Kulgam district, harassed his family members and vandalized the household goods, last night.

The troops also resorted to vandalism in Ichgam area of Badgam district. The APHC in a statement in Srinagar on Sunday said that the brutalities of the Indian troops had failed to deter the people from vehemently supporting the ongoing freedom struggle and carrying forward their movement for right to self-determination.

On the other hand, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Muzaffar Ahmed, in Kupwara district.

They raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Muzaffar Ahmed was killed by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district on the 8th of this month.

Muzaffar Ahmed’s body was handed over to his family after his DNA matched with the sample provided by his father. The Employees Joint Action Committee held a demonstration at Pratap Park in Srinagar on Sunday against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

A protest rally was held in Banihal area of Jammu region against the attempts being made by the BJP government to repeal Article 35-A. The members of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee addressing a press conference in Srinagar warned of mass agitation in the territory if Article 35-A was repealed.

Congress leader in India, Mani Shankar Aiyar, talking to reporters in Srinagar said that Article 35-A should not be abrogated.