Protest demos in Srinagar affect normal life

Srinagar, February 29, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, a protest demonstration was held at Press Colony in Srinagar, today, against surge in Indian atrocities in the territory. The protest was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Youth Civil Society. The society leaders Bilal Ahmad Butt and Shafqat Rana led the march.

The leaders on the occasion condemned continued illegal attention of Hurriyet leaders Musarrat Aalam Butt, Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and hundreds other Hurriyet activists. They also denounced the arrest of Kashmiri intellectual Professor Abdur Rehman Gilani and students union leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University Kanihar Kumar on sedition charges.

Meanwhile, several teachers were injured and around a dozen were arrested when police used brute force on around 500 teachers, who took out a protest march at Residency Road in Srinagar to press for their demands. The members of the Employees’ Joint Action Committee also participated in the protest. Traffic and shops in the area were affected due to the march.

On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Rashid and Bilal Siddiqui in their joint statement lambasted Indian authorities for playing with lives of Kashmiri prisoners by delaying their legal trails so as to keep them in incarceration for decades.

Hurriyet leaders Javed Ahmad Ahmad Mir in a statement and Iqbal Mir addressing a meeting in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir have been, for the past several decades, giving enormous sacrifices for the cause of freedom. Peoples Political Front Chairman Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil addressing a public gathering at Doroo in Sopore paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri youth, who are sacrificing their lives for the Kashmir cause.

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