Protests Spread to Punjab, Akali Dal Holds Demos in Amrtisar


SRINAGAR: While denouncing civilian killings in Kashmir, Youth Akali Dal Amritsar, the youth wing of Shiromani Akali Dali Thursday staged a peaceful protest at Anandpur Sahib Amritsar.

The protest was led by President Shiromani Akali Dal Simran Singh Jeet Maan.

The party Chief Organizing Secretary Palpreet Singh told Srinagar based news agency CNS that the protesters carried placards and banners seeking immediate end to innocent killings in Kashmir Valley.

The placards and banners read: “Even animals are not tortured so badly as Indian forces torturing in Kashmir”; “Stop Human Rights Violations, Where are Human Rights in Kashmir”.

Palpreet Singh said that Youth Akali Dal Amritsar feels the pain of hapless and unarmed people of Kashmir and denounce the “atrocities perpetuated by India” there.

“It is highly condemnable that youth are being targeted and killed by forces in Kashmir. The government has failed to reign in forces. More than 30 innocent civilians who fought for their legitimate right of freedom have been killed in various parts of the Valley while hundreds have been injured,” he said adding that “there is no accountability on Indian forces who are pumping bullets with impunity on the protestors.”

“Our organization reiterates that Burhan Wani, Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, Muhammad Afzal Guroo and others were not terrorists but freedom fighters who laid their lives to put an end to Indian occupation in Kashmir,” he said.

Notably, people from all walks of life on Wednesday held protests against civilian killings in New Delhi.

Azadi slogans in Kolkotta

KOLKOTTA: Azaadi slogans were raised at a rally, organised in Kolkata to protest against the death of over 30 people in Kashmir following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Left-backed organisations comprising students and other members of rights groups converged at the College Square and marched towards the Sealdah station, sporting placards which read, ‘de-militarise Kashmir’ and raised slogans like, ‘Kashmir maange azaadi, Manipur maange azaadi’






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