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Complete shutdown observed in IIOJK
May 21, 2022

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, on Saturday, to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and the victims of Hawal massacre.

The shutdown call was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference also intended to register protest against illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists lodged in hell-like jails of IIOJK and India.

The occupation authorities imposed strict restrictions in different parts of Srinagar and deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from taking out anti-India rallies and visiting the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in the city.

Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on this day in 1990.

On the same day, seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing on his funeral procession in Hawal area of the city.

Twelve years later on this day in 2002, Khawaja Ghani Lone was assassinated by unknown attackers when he was returning after addressing a gathering at the Martyrs’ Graveyard in Srinagar.