Complete shutdown observed in Tral town

Srinagar, December 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has strongly condemned the puppet authorities for resorting to use of unbridled force to prevent a march towards Islamabad town where a peaceful rally was to be held.

The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that the rally, which was to be held at Lal Chowk in Islamabad, yesterday, was aimed at expressing solidarity with the people of south Kashmir who had been facing the worst kind of Indian state terrorism for the past few months. They said that the imposition of strict curfew, caging resistance leaders and conducting raids and blocking all the roads reflected the acceptance of defeat by the authorities as it signified their nervousness and fear of exposure just on the call of peaceful rallies given by the resistance leadership.

Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Ghulam Nabi War and Muhammad Yasin Attai in their statements in Srinagar paid rich tributes to noted liberation leaders, Sofi Muhammad Akbar and Shamas-ul-Haq, on their death anniversaries.

Meanwhile, spontaneous shutdown was observed in Tral after the body of a youth was recovered from Eidgah area of the town, today. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in the town.

The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the allotment of 1,600 kanals of land to the Indian army at Humhama in Srinagar by the puppet authorities. It termed the move as a vicious plan aimed at depriving the local people of their land on the pattern of Palestine.

On the other hand, a court in New Delhi extended the remand of ten illegally detained Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar by 28 more days. The detainees have been lodged in Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

In Muzaffarabad, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League held a public gathering to mark the 24th martyrdom anniversary of renowned Kashmiri freedom-fighter Abdul Khaliq Ganai alias Jamal Afghani. Addressing on the occasion, the JKPFL Chairman, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, said that the people of Kashmir would not allow the sacrifices of their martyrs go waste and would continue their freedom struggle till complete success.

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