In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) condemning Indian army’s firing on unarmed civilians at Iftaar time in DK Pora village of Shopian, has said that such incidents vindicate that India does not need Kashmiri people but it is only interested in the land of Kashmir.
According to media sources, a DFP spokesperson in a statement while condemning the army action said that people of DK Pora Shopian had set an example by refusing Iftaar of the occupation forces and this had once again proved that Kashmiri people could not be lured by mere gestures. “The act should serve as writing on the wall for New Delhi and it must now understand the fact that unless and until Kashmiris are given right to self determination they cannot be silenced even by using brute forces against them,” the statement added. The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and Hurriyat leader Khawaja Firdous in their separate statements also condemned the inhuman act on the part of Indian army.
In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar in Srinagar, today, said that Jammu and Kashmir is a human and political dispute, which needed to be resolved urgently in view of changing political scenario, internationally.
According to media sources, the seminar was organized by Hurriyat the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to pay tributes to Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal. The speakers said that since the Kashmir dispute was a bone of contention between armed nuclear Pakistan and India, so any further delay in its settlement might jeopardize the peace in South Asian region. The event could not be attended by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq due to house arrest. Master Muhammad Afzal, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Abdul Majeed Banday were among those who attended the seminar.
In occupied Kashmir, drivers of the Pakherpora area of Badgam district have said that the Indian troops puncture and cut the tyres of their vehicles without any reason.
According to media sources, the cab drivers, while talking to media, said that during the night, the troops of the 33-Rishtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) punctured tyres of the vehicles parked at the main cab stand in Pakherpora. Scores of cab drivers of the Pakherpora area of Badgam district complained that the troops were doing this for the past many weeks. “They are cutting and puncturing the tyres of commercial and private vehicles without any provocation,” one of the drivers said. While narrating the whole ordeal, a local said, “It happens many time that the troops confiscate our vehicles for no reasons and leave the passengers in a lurch.” A cab driver, wishing not to be named, added, ““My parents are ailing, and their only hope is that I will leave for work and will earn enough money for their medicines. But when my vehicle is detained at one place, what I can do,” he said.