MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir was Friday echoed with full-throat severe anti-India rallies and demonstrations, staged to register strong indignation and protest against the recent state killing of innocent Kashmiris by the troops in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) which have left at least 40 Kashmiris martyred and over 1500 injured during last one week.
In response to the call given by the AJK Prime Minister Ch. Abdul Majeed, people across Azad Jammu and Kashmir observed protest/ black day Friday to mark their extreme protest over the recent gruesome killing of the innocent Kashmiris in Srinagar and rest of the held valley during their demonstrations against the recent killing of young Kashmiri freedom commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani and other Kashmiris.
It was also aimed at to express sympathies ane solidarity with the freedom-loving people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir besides with the bereaved families of 40 of the recently martyred Kashmiris and with 1500 of other Kashmiris injured in the continued week-long tragic incidents of Indian troops firing on the Kashmiris anti-India and pro-freedom rallies in Srinagar as well as in its outskirts.
The election campaign for scheduled July 21 AJK Legislative Assembly elections was unanimously and jointly halted on the call of the Prime Minister by all the contesting political parties and the candidates across AJK on Friday to join the day-long anti-India rallies, jointly staged, under the auspices of various social political and civil society’s representative organizations in the capital city of Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Rawalakot, Bhimber, Kotli and other district and Tehsil headquarters after the Friday prayers to mark the protest day.
In Muzaffarabad, the mammoth rally was held jointly under the leadership of PML (N) leader Iftikhar Gillani, Khawaja Farooq of PTI, Murtaza Gillani of Muslim Conference, Qazi Shahid of Jamaat e Islami, and Saqib Majeed to condemn the human rights abuses by Indian occupational forces in the held state.
The furious participants of the rally passed through major streets and later rushed to the office of United Nations Military Observers Mission office in the State Capital where they handed over a memorandum seeking early movement of the United Nations and other global human rights organizations to get stopped their reign of state terrorism and violence unleashed against the freedom loving people in internationally-acknowledged disputed Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir state.
They memorandum also called for early holding of plebiscite in occupied Kashmir to ensure grant of right of self-determination to the people of Jammu Kashmir to enable them to decide about their destiny.
In Mirpur, various protest rallies and processions were taken out from different parts of city including from District Court premises and the central mosque Allama Iqbal Road after Jumma prayers.
Vice Chancellor of Mirpur University of Science & Technology Prof. Dr. Habib Ur Rehman, Chairman National Events organizing committee Ch. Amjad Iqbal, President Markazi Anjuman e Tajran Ch. Mahmood Ahmed, President District Bar Association Raja Zulfiqar Ahmed, Shakoor Mughal of Muslim Conference, Nawaz Rattayal Tanveer Ghazi of local business community, Mahmood Hussain of Anjuman e Imamia AJK, Haji Iftikhar Khadim, Tahir Mirza of PML (N) AJK, Registrar MUST Prof. Waris Mirza, Moulana Aslam Naqshbandi, K.D.Chaudhry and others led the rally. –APP