Strike against Gool massacre paralyses life on 2nd day in IOK

Srinagar, July 20 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, life remains paralysed for the second consecutive day, today, due to the strike against the attack on worshipers, desecration of Quran and bloodbath by Indian troops at Gool in Ramban on Thursday. Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and other liberation organizations and leaders.

Despite restrictions, protests broke out in Banihal area of Ramban against the Gool incident. The demonstrators staged a sit-in on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, demanding the arrest of the troops involved in the killing of protesters.

The authorities continue to impose curfew and stringent restrictions in Srinagar and all major towns of the occupied territory deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the killings.

The authorities also continue to place Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Masroor Abbas, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Zafar Akbar Butt, under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Javed Ahmed Mir and Noor Muhammad Kalwal in police stations to prevent them from leading the demonstrations against the Gool tragedy.

Director General of police, Ashok Prasad, said that restrictions imposed on Friday morning would continue till Sunday evening.

The Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed for the third consecutive day, today, while no Amarnath-bound pilgrim was allowed to leave Jammu.

All examinations scheduled for Saturday were cancelled by Kashmir University and the board of school education of the occupied territory.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
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