Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has called upon the international community to play its role for just resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiris. In a solidarity message issued on Sunday, he said that the world community should play its role to stop human rights violations by the Indian forces in the Held Kashmir. He said that brute force is being used against the innocent Kashmiris as they did not participate in the fake elections in Occupied Kashmir. He said the people of Occupied Kashmir have been deprived of their basic rights. He said that Kashmir is for Kashmiris and a day will dawn when their due struggle will bear fruit.


Topic 02: Complete shutdown being observed in occupied Kashmir today


In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being held in the territory against the cold-blooded murder of a youth in Srinagar and ruthless beating of students by Indian troops in Pulwama district. Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. The personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) killed a 19-year-old boy in Batamaloo area of Srinagar when they opened fire on a group of youth passing from the area.  The martyred youth was identified as Sajad Hussain Sheikh of Chandoosa Baramulla who was residing in Batamaloo. The boy was rushed to hospital but doctors declared him brought dead. The eyewitnesses said that it was a target killing “as we heard a gun shots and youth lying in pool of blood on road,” said one resident of the area.City Police Chief Imtiaz Ahmad Parray confirmed that there was no stone-pelting in the area. He said, “We also know even there was no stone pelting.”


Topic 03: Stop singing Mantra of jamhooriyat, Humanity, Gilani to India


In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has asked India to stop bragging about democracy and humanity as its Army has crossed all limits of humanity by tying a youth to the front of its vehicle as a human shield in Badgam district. While addressing the Hurriyet activists and others, who had assembled at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar, said, “I read in today’s newspapers, that Farooq Ahmed Shalbaf, who had cast his vote at 8 am on April 9, had gone to mourn the death of his relative.  He was stopped, beaten and later tied to the army jeep and paraded through dozens of villages of Badgam district from 10 am to 7 pm.” Gilani said, “For hours together, Farooq was paraded through various villages with his hands tied with a rope. He was used as a human shield by the army. India’s political leadership raises slogans of Jhamooriyat (democracy), Insaniyat (humanity) and Kashmiriyat, but fact is that all these slogans are a hoax,” Gilani said. He said, “For the past 70 years New Delhi has been raising these slogans, but time has proved that it has never respected any of these slogans.


Topic 04: Students subjected to pellets, teargas shells,gun butts


In occupied Kashmir, the students of Degree College Pulwama who were subjected to ruthless torture in joint action by Indian police paramilitary forces said that the armed personnel entered their college and attacked them with gun butts. Zeeshan Butt, a student of the college, is admitted in the critical care unit of SMHS hospital in Srinagar. He said that he was inside a classroom when the troops caught hold of him. “I was not hit by a teargas shell”.  They caught hold of me inside the classroom and started beating me with gun butts.  I lost conciseness when they hit me on the head,” Zeeshan told media. Maqbool Ahmad, a relative of Zeeshan, said that Zeeshan is not able to hear and understand properly since his injury. “He has just regained consciousness.  He is still unable to hear or understand properly. His classmates told us that he was hit with gun butts,” said Maqbool. Rayees Ahmad, a third-semester arts student at the college, has received pellets in his right eye, his face, and other body parts. He cannot see from his right eye and is admitted at SMHS hospital.  He said he was in the courtyard of the college when the troops shot him with pellets.


Topic 05: Khan sopori still in jail PSA despite bail by court


In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League (JKPL), Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, 70, is imprisoned at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu for the past one month under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), despite the court giving him bail in March in all the cases slapped against him. Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore, was arrested on February 15 when he had gone there to pay tributes to Ghulam Mohammad Bulla, whose death in custody is said to be the first custodial killing in Kashmir. Sopori was taken to the Sopore police station where he was kept for 16 days till he was sent to sub-jail Baramulla on judicial remand, Sajjad Khan, Sopori’s son, said in a media interview in Srinagar.

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