#Day54: Booking People under PSA Can’t Silence Us, says Aga Hasan



Massive clashes erupted in Zampa Kadal area of Srinagar on August 31, 2016. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Massive clashes erupted in Zampa Kadal area of Srinagar on August 31, 2016. (KL Images: Bilal Bahadur)

Amid pro-freedom slogans, hundreds of people offered congregational Zuhr prayers on road in Budgam town on Wednesday.

The prayers were led by senior Hurriyat Conference leader and president Anjuman-e-Sharie Shiyaan Aga Syed Hasan Al-Musawi.

Soon after the afternoon prayers ended, the congregation turned into a pro-freedom rally.

Police had blocked the key road and link roads leading towards the residence of Aga Syed Hasan but he managed to come out and lead prayers and the protest.

Speaking on the occasion, Aga Hasan condemned the civilian killings and called for an end to the bloodshed.

He said an “unprecedented repression” by the forces will have serious ramifications.

protesters shout slogans as a tear smoke shell  during clashes between police and protesters in Srinagar, 31 August 2016.PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
Engulfed in tear gas, it becomes very, very difficult to breathe in the air when forces use the anti-crowd ammunition.

“There is an urgent need to find a political solution to the Kashmir issue before it is too late,” he said adding government forces should be barred from using excessive force on protestors and refrain from shedding more human blood.

He said that India wants to scare the Kashmir population by booking them under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

“Let the State and Government of India understand that PSA can’t push people of Kashmir to wall and being the committed and determinant supporters and seekers of their rights, they will continue to struggle and fight against Indian occupation of Kashmir,” he said.

“Kashmir is an issue accepted by International community and even by the United Nations. India is suppressing the voice and rights of people of Kashmir through military might. The whole Kashmir nation demands plebiscite which India is denying to them. The international community must step in and help people of Kashmir in the nick of the time,” Aga Hasan said. (CNS)

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