En­tire Hur­riyet lead­er­ship de­tained to foil protests Thou­sands at­tend fu­neral of youth; an­other mar­tyred

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

lanes lead­ing to Tan­vir’s res­i­dence.

Wit­nesses said po­lice fired many tear­gas shells at the youth. Some of th­ese shells even landed in the premises of slain youth’s to us. De­nial of my brother’s body speaks vol­umes about the gov­ern­ment and po­lice ap­proach,” he said.

“It is 9 pm and we are yet to re­ceive

“One of our broth­ers was a mil­i­tant who was killed in an en­counter at Bat­maloo.

We want Tan­vir to be laid to rest next to him,” Ar­shid said.—GK SRINAGAR—The au­thor­i­ties im­posed strict re­stric­tions in Srinagar and ad­join­ing ar­eas to foil a sit-in protest, sched­uled to be held at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Wed­nes­day.

Call for peace­ful protest was jointly given by top Hur­riyet lead­ers, Syed Ali Gi­lani, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq and Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik against anti-Kash­mir poli­cies of In­dia.

The au­thor­i­ties put al­most en­tire Hur­riyet lead­er­ship in­clud­ing Syed Ali Gi­lani, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq and Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik un­der house ar­rest or be­hind the bars to pre­vent them from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sit-in protest. Syed Ali Gi­lani in a state­ment de­nounced the curbs on profree­dom lead­er­ship. He said that Me­hbooba Mufti-led pup­pet regime had sur­passed all pre­vi­ous records of muz­zling peace­ful voices of the Kash­miri peo­ple.

Mean­while, thou­sands of peo­ple de­fy­ing re­stric­tions im­posed by au­thor­i­ties come out of their houses and par­tic­i­pated in fu­neral prayers of a youth, Tan­veer Sultan Sheikh, who was shot dead by In­dian troops dur­ing the search of a pas­sen­ger bus at Kud on Sri­na­garJammu high­way, yes­ter­day. Hur­riyet lead­ers Shakil Ah­mad Bakhsi, Yousuf Mir, Noor Muham­mad Kal­wal, Yas­meen Raja, Mush­taqul Is­lam, Ab­dul Ahad Parra, Rafiq Ganai, Fa­rooq Go­ta­puri, Fa­rooq Ah­mad Tawheedi and Pir Sai­ful­lah par­tic­i­pated in the fu­neral. Pro-Pak­istan and pro-free­dom slo­gans were raised, and Pak­istani flags were hoisted on the oc­ca­sion.

Clashes were re­ported be­tween pro­test­ers and the men in uni­form in Bem­ina area of Srinagar, to­day against the killing of Tan­veer Sultan Sheikh.

Po­lice had sealed all en­try points with con­certina wires in the area. On the other hand, In­dian troops, in their fresh act of state ter­ror­ism, mar­tyred one Kash­miri youth in Kup­wara dis­trict. The troops killed the youth dur­ing a vi­o­lent mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion at Kat­wara in Machil area of the dis­trict. Ear­lier, an In­dian soldier was killed in an at­tack in the same area.—KMS

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