Strike to be observed in IHK tomorrow

Strike to be observed in IHK tomorrow


Srinagar, February 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete strike will be observed, tomorrow, to press for return of mortal remains of the Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru to their families. Call for strike has been given by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat, constituted by pro-liberation organisations to spearhead the movement for recovery of bodies of the martyred leaders.

And as part of the three-day protest calendar to retrieve the bodies buried inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail, strong demonstrations were held, today, in Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad and Kulgam despite heavy deployment of Indian paramilitary forces and police personnel in the districts. People, on the occasion, raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

The ailing veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani after the ease of restrictions on him during a media interview in New Delhi described his illegal detention as an act of high-handedness of the Government of India. He said that he remained deprived even of newspapers during his house arrest.

On the other hand, the authorities continued to place the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza under house arrest. Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ayaz Akbar, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai and Pir Saifullah remained lodged in Srinagar Central Jail and different police stations.

The Kashmir Economic Alliance in a statement in Srinagar said that Muhammad Afzal Guru had fallen victim to a political conspiracy hatched by Congress party to gain political mileage in the forthcoming Indian parliamentary elections.

Gautam Navlakha, a prominent New Delhi-based social and human rights activist, in an interview said that the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru in Parliament attack case and his burial in Tihar Jail proved that India considered the Kashmiris as its subject and Kashmir as its colony. He forewarned that India was forcing the Kashmiris to pick up gun again.

In Geneva, Kashmiri leaders, Altaf Hussain Wani and Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan briefed various representatives of human rights organizations on the latest situation in occupied Kashmir on the sidelines of 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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