APHC stages protest in Srinagar against Shopian killings


SRINAGAR: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) staged a protest at Hyderpora in Srinagar against the killing of civilians by the Indian army’s firing on a private car in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The protesters rued the silence of the United Nations (UN) and the international community over the civilian killings in the occupied territory. Carrying banners and place cards reading ‘Stop Civilian Killings’, ‘Stop Genocide’ and ‘Civilian Killings Unacceptable’, the protesters raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

The protesters also criticized the PDP-led puppet regime for its treachery saying, “On one hand, they are maintaining criminal silence and on the other, they are laying curbs and strangulating voices. They are hand in glove with the assailants. The lust of power has turned them blind and into beasts.”

Indian police arrested APHC leader, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, and did not allow the protesters to move towards Lal Chowk.