Friday, 27 July 2012 18:29:10
Strike continues against killing in Bandipora
ISLAMABAD, July 27 (APP): Protest strike continues for the third
consecutive day on Friday in Bandipora district in Indian Occupied
Kashmir against the killing of a 19-year old boy, Hilal Ahmad Dar, by
Indian troops in custody.
All shops and business establishments in Bandipora town and adjoining
areas are closed while transport services have been affected by the strike,
The authorities have completely sealed all the roads leading to the
Bandipora town by deploying heavy contingents of Indian police and
paramilitary personnel to curtail protests against the killing.
On the other hand, dozens of mourners were injured, yesterday, after
Indian paramilitary personnel used brute force and fired teargas shells on
them in Bandipora town, Aloosa, Nowpora Hashmeer Masjid, Kaloosa, Watpora,
Quil, Malangam, Khenusa, Qazipora, and Mangnipora areas of the
The authorities continue to place under house arrest the APHC Chairman
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani,
Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Zafar Akbar Butt for the second consecutive day, today, to prevent them from visiting Bandipora to express solidarity with the
family of the martyred boy.
Meanwhile, the lawyers in Bandipora observed a shutdown on the
call of the district Bar Association in protest against the custodial killing and use of force by Indian paramilitary personnel against peaceful protestors.
The District Bar Association Bandipora has warned the authorities of
serious consequences if the military violence was not stopped on peaceful
protestors and the troops involved in the murder were not punished.
Complete strike was also observed in Badgam district, Friday,
against the anti-people policies of the puppet regime.