Big Sri­na­gar sit-in against In­dia’s anti-Kash­mir de­signs Kash­miris not to sur­ren­der to New Delhi: Gee­lani

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

SRI­NA­GAR - In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, hun­dreds of lead­ers and ac­tivists of All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence, the Hur­riyet fo­rum led by Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq and Jammu and Kash­mir Lib­er­a­tion Front held a big sit-in protest in Sri­na­gar, today, against In­dia’s anti-Kash­mir plans in the ter­ri­tory.

Hun­dreds of ac­tivists of profree­dom organisations led by the JKLF Chair­man, Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik, as­sem­bled near Lal Chowk in Sri­na­gar and chanted high­pitched anti-In­dia and pro-free­dom slo­gans. They were protest­ing against In­dia’s de­signs to con­struct sep­a­rate colonies for re­tired In­dian sol­diers and Kash­miri Pan­dits, Delhi’s so­called In­dus­trial Pol­icy in Kash­mir and ar­rest of in­no­cent youth by In­dian po­lice. Ad­dress­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik said that the Kash­miris would con­tinue their protests un­til In­dia to­tally gave up th­ese de­signs. Hur­riyet lead­ers in­clud­ing Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kal­wal and Ghu­lam Nabi Zaki also ad­dressed the par­tic­i­pants.

The APHC Chair­man, Syed Ali Gi­lani, in a state­ment in Sri­na­gar said that the Kash­miri peo­ple would not sur­ren­der be­fore In­dia’s bru­tal mil­i­tary might and would con­tinue their peace­ful strug­gle till they at­tained free­dom from its il­le­gal oc­cu­pa­tion. He strongly con­demned In­dian troops and po­lice per­son­nel for fir­ing tear­gas shells in res­i­den­tial houses and mosques, thrash­ing the res­i­dents and ar­rest­ing youth in Kup­wara, yes­ter­day.

Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq in a state- ment in Sri­na­gar cas­ti­gated the pup­pet ad­min­is­tra­tion for rul­ing out ban on sale and con­sump­tion of liquor say­ing that the move would lead to He de­manded of In­dia to give up its anti-Kash­mir moves, re­lease il­le­gally de­tained Kash­miris and lift curbs on the move­ment of Hur­riyet the des­e­cra­tion of a mosque by In­dian forces’ per­son­nel. Com­plete shut­down was ob­served in the town against the sacri­le­gious act by the

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