Arrest of 2 women by Indian police in Srinagar denounced

Indian troops martyr two more innocent youth in IIOJK

Srinagar, December 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the arrest of two innocent women by Indian police in Srinagar.

Indian police arrested a woman, Afroza and her daughter, Aisha for raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration against the killing of two youth by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Rangreth area of Srinagar on Monday.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, terming the police action as the worst example of human rights violations said, cowardly Indian forces are not sparing even women for mourning the ruthless killing of their near and dear ones.

The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that it was very unfortunate that mere raising of a slogan was a crime in the occupied territory. It asked the authorities to release the women.

Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmed Mir, the Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Pairwan-e-Wilayat, and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in their statements denouncing the arrest of women termed it the worst display of Indian state terrorism. The President of Peoples Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, in a tweet said the arrest of women in IIOJK marks a new low for the authorities that persecute civilians only to please their masters in New Delhi.

Pro-freedom organizations including Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Political Resistance Movement, Kashmir Resistance Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Justice League, Jammu and Kashmir Young Mens League, and Jammu and Kashmir Students and Youth Forum have called for a complete shutdown in IIOJK, tomorrow, to press for the release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including Afroza and Aisha as well as against the killing of youth in fake encounters.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Redwani Bala area of Kulgam district, today. The killing of the youth triggered forceful anti-India demonstrations in the area. The protesters chanted high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The fresh killings raised the number of martyred youth to 6 in this week.

Indian police during house raids have arrested over fifty people in Bandipore town. The arrests have been made following the recent killing of two policemen in an attack in the town.