Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Naqashband Sahib March

Srinagar, July 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities imposed stringent restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent people from marching towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqshband Sahib to pay tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931.

Heavy contingents of Indian police and troops were deployed in Srinagar and other towns of the occupied territory while all roads leading to Naqashband Sahib were sealed.

The authorities placed the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah under house arrest to prevent them from leading the march.

Indian police took Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javed Ahmed Mir into custody from Lal Chowk area of Srinagar when they tried to march towards Naqashband Sahib along with a procession. They were lodged at Kothi Bagh Police Station.

The police also arrested APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, from Islamabad town and shifted him to Shergarhi Police Station in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in the occupied territory to pay tributes to the martyrs. Call for the shutdown had been given by all Hurriyet leaders and organisations.

It was on this day in 1931 when the Dogra troops shot dead 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar. They had gathered in the jail premises to attend the court proceedings against one, Abdul Qadeer, who had asked the Kashmiri people to defy Dogra rule.

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