In occupied Kashmir, the Resistance Day today was marked by forceful anti-India demonstrations.

Call for observance of the Resistance Day was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to protest against the surge in innocent killings by Indian troops.

The puppet authorities deployed Indian police and troops in strength in all major towns to thwart the demonstrations. However, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipore, Sopore,  Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Kupwara and other areas and shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. They also waved Pakistani flags.

Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing public gatherings in Srinagar and Badgam said that the recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reflected India’s approach under which its troops had been given a licence to kill innocent people in the occupied territory.

General Rawat had earlier stated that protesters in the territory would be taken as over-ground workers of mujahedeen and dealt with sternly.

On the other hand, a large number of people including Hurriyet leaders attended the funeral prayers in absentia held at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Friday for the victims of recent bomb blasts in Pakistan.



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