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Death toll in the latest Intifada triggered by the martyrdom of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in occupied Kashmir rose to thirty-nine on Thursday.

Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force shot dead a 25-year-old youth, Hilal Ahmad, at Hanji Danter Harnag in Islamabad district. Two injured persons succumbed to their injuries at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

Over 2,100 people have so far been injured due to firing by Indian troops and police on peaceful demonstrations during the ongoing Intifada.

The occupation authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in the held territory on the sixth consecutive day today, to stop people from protesting against the killing of innocent people by Indian forces.

On the other hand, hundreds of students, trade union activists, women’s rights groups, lawyers and other groups wearing black bands gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to condemn the genocide of unarmed civilians by Indian armed forces in occupied Kashmir .

The protesters marched silently with placards in their hands reading “36 Civilians Dead in 4 Days – Stop the Killings Now”, “Stop Using Pellets and Bullets to Control Civilian Protests”, “Kashmir Is A Political Issue Can’t Be Resolved At Gunpoint”,  and “Repeal AFSPA”.

Addressing the protesters, civil society activist, Shabnam Hashmi, said that the Indian government needs to take a humane approach to Kashmir .

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a joint statement urged the United Nations to come forward in a big way and take solid steps for stopping human rights violations and settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

British Kashmiris staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London to mark the Kashmir Martyrs' Day and to register their protest against the killing of peaceful protesters in occupied Kashmir .

In Brussels, speakers at a book launching ceremony arranged by International Council for Human Development, Kashmir Council EU, said that India cannot suppress the people of Kashmir for a long time.

The Book, “Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?” is about a tragic incident of mass rape committed by Indian troops in Kunan Poshpora village of Kupwara district on 23rd February 1991.


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