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Mourners chant slogans 'Hum Pakistani hain – Pakistan hamara hay' in IIOJK

Mourners chant slogans 'Hum Pakistani hain – Pakistan hamara hay' in IIOJK
August 27, 2020
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), people raised high-pitched pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans during Muharram processions in different areas of Srinagar and Badgam districts. During the Muharram processions taken out in different areas of Srinagar and Budgam, the mourners raised slogans like “Hum Pakistani hain – Pakistan hamara hay (we are Pakistanis – Pakistan is ours”, “We want freedom” and “India leave Jammu and Kashmir”. They said India is an oppressor which occupied their land illegally and forcibly. On the other hand, Indian forces used brute force and fired teargas shells and bullets at mourners. They also arrested several mourners during processions and raids houses in different areas of the occupied territory. Meanwhile, APHC leader Mir Shahid Saleem and Sikh leader Narinder Singh Khalsa, in their separate statements, strongly condemned the use of brute force and arrest of mourners in the territory. In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiris have been deprived of all freedoms including religious freedom. A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service said that India is violating all basic rights, including right to observe religious rites, in the occupied territory. The report said the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has not been allowed to offer congregational prayers of Juma and Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha for the past 10 years. Other resistance leaders, including Hurriyat Forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been continuously prevented from the same for the past one year, it said. “Srinagar’s historic Jamia mosque was kept locked by the authorities for the last one year. Attacks on religious places by Indian agents are a routine matter to keep the people away from worship. The military siege of Dargah Hazratbal is a glaring example of suppression of Kashmiris’ religious freedoms and desecration of their worship places,” it added.