Series of protests commences in IHK tomorrow

Series of protests commences in IHK tomorrow


Srinagar, February 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a series of protests will commence from tomorrow to seek the mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to Kashmir.

An announcement to this effect was made in a statement after a meeting in Srinagar by Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat, constituted by pro-liberation organisations to gear up the movement for recovery of bodies of the martyred leaders.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, the forum led by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Jamaat-e-Islami, High Court Bar Association and other organisations of the territory.

The statement of the Majlis said that the lawyers would stage protests on Wednesday. On Thursday, protests would be held at district headquarters of Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam. Complete strike would be observed on Friday and protests would be staged after Juma prayers. On Saturday people would hoist red-ribbons on houses, vehicles and shops symbolising the blood of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs.

APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Acting Chairman, Bashir Ahmad Butt, JKLF-R, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, academicians and legal experts in their statements said that the so-called Police Reforms Bill, 2013, was an attempt on the part of authorities to formally turn Jammu and Kashmir into a police state. Kashmiri leader, Sajjad Ghani Lone and Independent member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed also expressed similar views.

An Awami Action Committee spokesman in a statement denounced the continued house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and illegal detention of other Hurriyet leaders and activists by the Indian police.

The Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja, along with a party delegation visited the residence of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru in Sopore and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

The pro-India National Conference leader and Member of Indian Parliament from occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Rattanpuri, who visited the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani at his restricted residence in New Delhi in a media interview said that the veteran leader was suffering from abdominal pain and was lying on a bed when he entered his room.

The Amritsar-based Sikh organisation, Dal Khalsa President, H S Dhami in a statement condemned the continued house arrest of Syed Ali Gilani and termed it as illegal and unjust.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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