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