Salvation Movement holds protest against killings in Kashmir

Zubair Sofi

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) led by its chairperson Zaffar Akbar Bhat Saturday held a protest demonstration in press enclave Srinagar against the killings that occurred in Kashmir in last six months.

Chanting pro-freedom slogans, the protesting activists of JKSM carried placards reading: “Stop Killing maiming and Blinding” in Kashmir.

The activists also demanded immediate release of youths and the leaders who have been detained during the 2016 uprising.

“We held the protest today at the end of the year for this year would be remembered as the year of bullets, pellets and shelling. We want to inform the world about the happenings in Kashmir in the year 2016.”

“More than 120 youths have been killed, around 100 has been left blind, 17000 have been injured and 6000 have been detained, properties worth millions ransacked by the government,” Zaffar Akbar Bhat said.

He also stressed for the revocation of “draconian” AFSPA and ban on non-lethal weapons like pellet guns in Kashmir.

Bhat said that the administration is following the policies of Israel in Kashmir to stop Kashmiris from demanding the right of self-determination, and stressed to stop the issuance of domicile certificates to the Pakistan refugees.

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