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Unrest growing in occupied Kashmir, students waved Pakistani flags

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(Srinagar-AlummahWorld, Dhu-AlQa'dah 30, 1436, September 14, 2015) In Indian occupied Kashmir unrest is growing sharply as students clashes with the police just after two days of mass protests against Indian ban of sale of beef and slaughtering.

Fresh clashes broke out between police and Kashmiri youth in Srinagar on Sunday after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised and Pakistani flags were waved at the venue of a so-called Big Kashmir Marathon, organized under the auspices of occupation authorities in Hazratbal area of Srinagar.

Anti-India and pro-liberation demonstrations were held in the campus of University of Kashmir before the flagging of the scheduled 21-kilometer marathon, which had to start from university campus and pass through the bank of Dal Lake.

The venue of marathon turned into battlefield when the youth shouted slogans like “Soul Soul Pakistan”, “Long live Pakistan” and “We Want Freedom.” The stage of the marathon was vandalized by the angry youth. The police and paramilitary forces lathi-charged and fired teargas shells to disperse the crowd. Additional forces were rushed to the spot to control the situation. The authorities miserably failed to hold the event, which they had described as First International Marathon in Srinagar.


Following the unrest, former puppet Chief Minister of the territory, Omar Abdullah and several other leaders of pro-India parties had to cancel their participations in the marathon.

Free Kashmir struggle leaders Syed Ali Gilani and Shabbir Ahmad Shah in their media interviews in Srinagar said that pro-Pakistan demonstrations showed Kashmiri youth’s attachment with the Pakistan. They said, Pakistan has been providing unique support to the Kashmir cause.


Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama district, on Sunday, against the killing of a youth by Indian troops. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth, Irshad Ahmad Ganai. Clashes erupted between protesters and police personnel after the funeral procession. People were subjected to brute force by troops on the occasion. The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani addressed the participants of the funeral prayers over phone from Srinagar.

Hurriyet leaders associated with Peoples Freedom League, Muslim League, Kashmir Freedom Front and Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement attended the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in Pulwama.