Hurriyet leaders, dozens of activists arrested in IOK

Srinagar, November 01, 2015 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the entire Hurriyet leadership including the All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front have extended full support to the Million March called by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in Srinagar on 7th November. The march will be held to protest against the visit of Indian Prime Minister to the territory on the same day. The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, appealed to the people to make the programme a success.

A week ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the Valley, Indian police during raids and crackdowns arrested a large number of Hurriyet leaders and activists and lodged them in different jails and police stations. The arrested leaders include Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Zafar Akbar Butt, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Javed Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Yasin Atai, Muhammad Altaf Shah, Syed Imtiaz Haider and others.

The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani is already under house arrest, whereas Yasmeen Raja has been confined to her residence. The authorities have intensified frisking and checking in the name of security to pre-empt outbursts of protests on the occasion. Police have launched a hunt against users of Facebook and other social networking sites, calling for joining the Million March programme.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed for the fourth consecutive day, today, in Kulgam against the killing of a youth, Abu Qasim, by Indian troops. All shops, educational institutions and business establishments remained closed, while traffic was off the road in the town.

On the other hand, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 14 Kashmiris including a young boy during the last month of October. According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, these killings rendered two women widowed and two children orphaned.

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