Complete shutdown to be observed in occupied Kashmir tomorrow
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed tomorrow to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.
A march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar will also be conducted to pay tributes to the martyrs.
Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar on 21st May 1990.
At least seventy mourners were also killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops fired upon the funeral procession of the martyred.
On the same day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants .
Indian police arrested several workers of Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in Srinagar, today when they tried to hold a rally in connection with the Martyrdom Week.
The puppet authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in downtown Srinagar while all roads leading to the office of Awami Action Committee were sealed.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, addressing a gathering in Badgam, said the world community could not turn away its eyes from Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination for long.
The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, in a press release, urged India to restore access to social media platforms in occupied Kashmir.