In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has called for complete shutdown on 11th of this month to pay glowing tributes to senior Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz was shot dead by Indian troops while he was leading a procession from Srinagar to the Line of Control on August 11, 2008 against the economic blockade of the Kashmir Valley by Hindu extremists of Jammu.
The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said by observing the shutdown the people of the occupied territory will convey the message to India and the world that they are determined to accomplish the mission of their martyrs at all costs.
Meanwhile, the APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, in a media interview in Srinagar welcomed the renaming of Kashmir Highway as Srinagar Highway by the government of Pakistan. He said that such moves showed Pakistan’s commitment to the cause of liberating the occupied territory from the Indian subjugation.
Srinagar-based human rights activist, Khurram Parvez, in an article in the US-based Time magazine, wrote that more than a month, around 400,000 people have already acquired domicile certificates that could alter the results of any referendum seeking people’s opinion for the resolution of the larger, international dispute over control of the territory.