Restrictions in Srinagar; Gilani, Mirwaiz put under detention

Srinagar, December 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to protest against the recent civilian killings by the Indian troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and was supported by the High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory. All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.

The puppet authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar and deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killings.

While Syed Ali Gilani continues to remain under house arrest since 2010, the puppet authorities have Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention. Indian police arrested Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Molvi Bashir Ahmad and lodged them at Saddar police station and Sher Garhi police station in Islamabad town. The member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed was also arrested when he was on his way to Shopian district. He has been lodged in Rajbagh police station in Srinagar.

The police also raided the residence of Hurriyet leader, Hakeem Abdul Raseed, and harassed his aged ailing mother in Srinagar. The puppet regime has also suspended train service between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Jammu’s Bannihal town.

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