Killing of 22-year old freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani in a gun battle on Friday by Indian forces has sparked unrest in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. According to the latest reports over three dozen people, most of them protesters have been killed by Indian forces in the region while over 400 have been injured in firing. Currently authorities have imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir. Thousands of armed police and paramilitary soldiers have fanned out across most towns and villages of the region. Mobile and internet services remained suspended from last three days in the region in a bid to stop people from huge and organized gatherings. Continued curfew has made the life in Indian held Kashmir paralyzed for the masses. Despite of curfew angry protesters have set a police post on fire and hundreds of protesters tried to storm a military airbase in the surrounding of Srinagar. Height of cruelty of Indian forces can be measured from the fact that tear gas canisters had been fired inside a hospital emergency room. The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement have given call to further extending the strike. Pakistan has blamed India of spreading chaos in the region as occupant forces continued bloodshed in occupied Kashmir. At a time when Indian held Kashmir is in chaos, Pakistan needs to raise voice against Indian brutality at all international forums. Pakistan should push for international support to compel India to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the UN Security Council’s resolutions.
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