SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police arrested the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in Srinagar and lodged him at Humhama Police Station to prevent him from leading a demonstration in Shopian, Friday.
Syed Ali Gilani was placed under house arrest. However, he was taken into custody when he defied the order and tried to venture out of his home.
The demonstration was aimed at protesting against the killing of an innocent youth, who was recently beaten to death by Indian Central Reserve Police Force in the area. On the other hand, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth during a siege and search operation at Doodipora-Rajwar in Handwara. The troops also destroyed a residential house in the area.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that India was continuing with its policy of massacre of Kashmiris to suppress their struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. He said that the Kashmiri people were being killed randomly and deplored that the international community was not playing its due role regarding Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, addressing a big demonstration at Hajan Chowk warned that mass level protests would be launched if the state terrorism was not stopped in the territory. People on the occasion raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, at a public gathering in Budgam said that India could not dampen the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment by resorting to killings, arrests, torture and other repressive measures. APHC leaders, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Abdur Rasheed Untoo and Abdul Majeed Wani, addressing a gathering in Chewdara area of Badgam and Syed Bashir Andrabi at Maatrigam in Pulwama said that the ongoing liberation movement would be taken to its logical end against all odds.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities placed Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Farooq Ahmed Dar under house arrest.