Baramulla shuts on martyrdom anniversary of youth

Srinagar, March 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town, today, to mark the first martyrdom anniversary of a youth, Tahir Rasool Sofi, who was killed in indiscriminate firing by Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Baramulla, last year.

All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road. The occupation authorities had imposed restrictions and blocked the bridges connecting old town with the civil lines area. Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in strength in the town to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations. Indian police arrested the leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir, Abdul Ghani Butt, in Sopore when he was on his way to Baramulla to express solidarity with the family of the martyred youth.

Despite restrictions, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Zafar Akbar Butt and the Executive Director of Voice of Victims, Abdul Qadeer, managed to reach the town and paid tributes to Tahir Sofi. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, they reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the mission of Kashmiri martyrs till complete success.

Indian police arrested the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, on Srinagar Airport, today, soon after he returned from New Delhi. The police took him to his residence at Hyderpora and placed him under house arrest. Syed Ali Gilani had gone to Delhi on February 13, this year, for medical check up.

Hurriyet leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Farida Behenji, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani and the spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory in their statements strongly denounced the harassment of Kashmiri students at a university in Meerat city of Uttar Pradesh.

Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Wajahat Qureshi and Muhammad Yasin Attai visited Soibugh area of Badgam and condoled the death of mother-in-law of the Chairman of United Jihad Council, Syed Salahuddin. Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in their statements expressed sympathy with Syed Salahuddin.

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