In Occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Day and Al-Quds Day on Friday was marked by forceful anti-India and anti-Israel demonstrations and rallies across the territory.
Indian troops injured and arrested several people after using brute force against the protesters.
Call for observance of the day was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to impress upon the UN and the international community to fulfill their commitment to resolve the two disputes in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the World Body.
People took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Magam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Islamabad, Kokernag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla and other areas raising high-pitched pro-freedom, anti-India and anti-Israel slogans.
The demonstrations were led by Hurriyet leaders and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters in Srinagar, Islamabad town and other places.
Syed Ali Gilani, in a video message said the Kashmiris will continue their struggle till they achieved freedom from India. He expressed serious concern over the genocide of the Palestinians and the Kashmiris and demanded peaceful resolution of the disputes of Kashmir and Palestine according to the aspirations of the people of the two regions.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar deplored that India has been pursuing the policy of oppression, use of brute force and targeted killing of innocent people during the past thirty years in general and for the last four years in particular. He also urged the world community particularly the Muslim Ummah to fulfill its responsibilities to save the innocent people of Palestine from the cruelties of Israeli forces.