Protests against Asifa rape-murder continue in IOK


Srinagar, April 19 (TNS): In occupied Kashmir, forceful demonstrations against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Kathua girl, Aasifa Bano, continued in all major towns on Thursday, Kashmir media reported.

Dozens of people including students were injured in the brutal actions of Indian troops and police personnel on the protesters.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the protesters were demanding stern punishment to the rapists and killers of the minor girl. They raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans and waved Pakistani flags in different areas.

Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at many places, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel.

Complete shutdown was observed in Tral town of Pulwama district, today, against the use of brute force on students by the Indian forces, yesterday. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in the town.

On the other hand, illegally detained senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, has said that India cannot suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people through illegal detentions, arrests, harassment and other brutal tactics.

Courtesy: Kashmir Media Service