Curfew, restrictions in Srinagar

Srinagar, November 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities imposed curfew and strict restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from participating in a condolence reference, which was scheduled to be held to pay tributes to a martyred student of engineering, Gowhar Ahmed Dar, at Zainakote, today.

Gowhar Ahmed Dar was martyred by Indian troops in the area on Saturday. Troops and police personnel were deployed in strength and all entry and exit points of Zainakote were closed with fenced wires. Shops and other businesses were closed while transport remained off the road in Srinagar. Despite restrictions, Pakistani flags were seen hoisted in many areas of the city.

Indian police used brute force on protesters in Srinagar and other areas of the territory, today, while Hurriyet leaders including Nisar Hussain Rather, Muhammad Yaseen Attai and Syed Imtiyaz Haider were arrested in injured condition when they tried to march towards the house of the martyred student. Nisar Hussain Rather was later admitted to a local hospital. Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth at Tumnar area in Kupwara district.

The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmad Shah in their media statements in Srinagar expressed serious concern over crackdowns on youth and warned of mass agitation against the unchecked process of arrest and harassment of youth.

Meanwhile, the authorities continued to place Hurriyet leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Aasiya Andrabi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, Hilal Ahmad War and dozen others under house detentions or in different jails of the occupied territory.

On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders Aasiya Andrabi, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zamruda Habib, Farida Behanji, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, human rights defenders, Abdul Qadeer Dar and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Jamaat-e-Islami, Muslim League and High Court Bar Association in their separate statements strongly condemned the killings, arrests of youth and students and restrictions in the territory.

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