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29 February 2000 Tuesday 22 Ziqa'ad 1420
Massacre in Lanjot: Protest day observed in AJK
By Our Correspondent
MUZAFFARABAD, Feb 28: Protest day was observed on Monday across the Azad Jammu and Kashmir to express indignation against the recent massacre of 14 people in Lanjot village by Indian troops.
Rallies and demonstrations were held on the fourth consecutive day. Shops and business centres remained closed till noon. Traffic was very thin on roads.
The strike call was given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC).
Indian troops on Thursday night sneaked into the Lanjot village in district Kotli and slaughtered 14 people, including six women, and five children.
In Muzaffarabad, two demonstrations were held to condemn the incident.
The main rally was held outside the old civil secretariat. The demonstrators, including political workers, students, government servants and Kashmiri refugees, were holding black flags and wearing black arm bands to protest the Indian brutalities in the held Kashmir and AJK.
They were also holding banners and placards, inscribed with slogans against Indian aggression and terrorism demanding India to quit Kashmir.
The rally was addressed among others by the acting AJK prime minister Sahibzada Ishaq Zafar, APHC convener Syed Yousaf Naseem, secretary general Ghulam Mohammad Safi, MC(Q) leader MLA Ali Khan Chughtai, Jamaat-i-Islami held Kashmir leader Ghulam Nabi Noshehri, Tehreek-e-Jafria leader Mufti Kifayat Hussain Naqvi, secretary Kashmir Liberation Cell Sardar Sawar Khan, deputy chief organizer of PPAK, Shoukat Javed Mir, human rights activist Hamayun Zaman Mirza and Rana Shabbir Rajourvi.
Speaking on the occasion the acting PM said that the Indians had gone mad after failing to curb the popular freedom movement in held Kashmir. Massacre of innocent people was an ample proof of India's frustration, he said.
He called on the world community to take serious notice of the Indian barbarism. He declared that the people of Azad Kashmir would not stop their support to their freedom-seeking brethren across the LoC.
He urged President Clinton to not only visit Pakistan during his South Asia tour but also visit the Azad Kashmir and Indian occupied Kashmir to see the state of repression let loose by New Delhi against Kashmiris.
Mr Clinton must bear in mind that all of his efforts to establish peace in the region would not succeed until and unless the longstanding Kashmir problem was resolved, he said. Convener of the AJK chapter of the APHC, Syed Yousaf Naseem said the people of Kashmir would frustrate Indian designs and achieve their goal of freedom, come what may.
Other speakers also castigated India and said such cowardice acts would not deter the people of Kashmir from their mission.
Later, the participants of the rally marched to UN military observers office and delivered a memorandum to the UN officials. The students and teachers of the Sehaili Sarkar Higher Secondary School took out a rally. At the UN observers' office, the principal of the Girls Degree College, Ms Hameeda Zafar and two other teachers delivered a protest note addressed to the UN chief Kofi Annan.
Members of the Central Union of Journalists, led by Wahid Iqbal Butt, Sardar Zulfikar Ali and Ms Amira Batool, staged a sit-in outside the UN observers' office.
Sardar Zulfikar asked the UN observers to convey the sentiments of the journalist community to the UN chief. They demanded the world body to stop the bloodbath in Kashmir.
MIRPUR: Protest day was also observed here. People belonging to all segments of society came to the streets in Mirpur to express resentment against the act of terrorism by the Indian troops.
A large number of people, including doctors, lawyers, para medical staff, businessmen, government employees, brought out processions from different parts of the city.
The processionists were raising slogans against mounting terroristic activities by India in the border areas and continued human right abuses in occupied Kashmir. They also demanded for early grant of right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir.
All the processions later converged into a protest rally at the district courts promises.
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