IOK: (Mirwaiz urges to stop genocide of Kashmiris by Indian troops)

ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has appealed to the world community to take effective steps for settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiri people.

Addressing a public gathering in Srinagar on Friday, he also urged for measures to stop genocide of Kashmiris by Indian troops in the occupied valley.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Indian troops enjoying unbridled powers under black laws have been involved in the killing of innocent Kashmiris on one pretext or the other on daily basis.

Meanwhile, people staged forceful anti-India demonstrations in Islamabad town of Occupied Kashmir, today, against the recent killing of innocent youth by Indian troops.

The protesters raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the police personnel.

Complete shutdown will also be observed in occupied Kashmir, tomorrow (Saturday), against the surge in killings and other grave human rights violations by the troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik.