Hurriyet leader Yasin Malik, others held after being injured in police action

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, dozens of Hurriyet leaders and activists including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik were arrested in injured condition during protests in Islamabad against the killing of a youth by Hindu hooligans, reported Kashmir Media Services.


Police came into action when hundreds of people led by the leaders took out a rally from graveyard in Batengo to Islamabad Chowk.

In the meantime, police resorted to brute force on protesters injuring many including Hurriyet leaders Javed Ahmad Mir, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and human rights defender Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. The detainees have been lodged at Sadar police station in Islamabad.

Protest demonstrations were held at Maisuma and Lal Chowk areas of Srinagar against the arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyet leaders in Islamabad. Clashes between protesters and police continued for several hours.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day, today, across Islamabad district against the killing of truck driver, Zahid Rasool Butt, by Hindu hooligans.

Dozens were injured when Indian police fired pallet bullets during anti-India protests at Khanabal, Lazibal, Nandpora, Bijbehara and other areas of Islamabad. Demonstrations were also reported from several areas of Kulgam district.

Hurriyet leaders Yasmeen Raja, Muhammad Ramazan Khan, Maulvi Bashir Ahmad and other during their visit to the victim family urged the international community to take notice of the continued human rights violations by Indian forces in the occupied territory.

Prominent Kashmiri litterateur, Dr Margoob Banihali has announced to return his Indian Sahitya Akademi Award as a mark of protest against the killing of the Kashmiri truck driver.

On the other hand, at least 15 passengers were killed and thirty others injured after an overcrowded passenger bus plunged into a gorge while negotiating a sharp turn at Dalsar in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district, today.

In New Jersey, USA, the Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, while addressing a huge gathering of friends of Kashmir in Keansburg said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute concerning the future of millions of Kashmiris.