Complete shutdown observed in Occupied Kashmir Hurriyet leaders detained, three youth martyred
SRINAGAR—Complete shutdown was observed, on Thursday, to protest against India’s plans to construct separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and Kashmiri Pandits, harassment of Jammu Muslims and Delhi’s so-called Industrial Policy in Kashmir.
All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic remained off the road. Call for the strike was jointly given by the top pro-freedom leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. They have also called for peaceful protests, tomorrow, after Juma prayers.
The occupation authorities put Hurriyet leaders and activists including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Muhammad Ramzan Khan and Javaid Ahmed Mir under house arrest or behind the bars. The action was taken to prevent the leaders from leading the protests.
Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three more Kashmiri youth during continued violent military operations at Nowgam in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today.
The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in its annual report said that 815 prisoners including 52 foreigners were languishing in just two Kotbhalwal and Imphala jails of Jammu. The report citing inmates said that the authorities were deliberately delaying their production before courts on scheduled dates to prolong their detention. The report was released after visits by a team of the Bar Association to different jails.
Leaders of Muslim Action Committee during a press conference in Jammu condemned the recent communal utterances made by puppet Minister Lal Singh and said that the minister’s track record was also indicator of his stupidity.
The Kashmiri Pandit and trade union leader, Sampat Prakash in a media interview in Srinagar said that India was trying to divide Muslims and Pandits by planning to set up Israeli-type towns for Pandits in the Valley.—KMS