Shutdown in Islamabad district against killing of youth

Srinagar, April 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has deplored that the Indian rulers have launched a character assassination campaign against the Hurriyat leadership through their investigating agencies like National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the issuance of series of notices to the Hurriyat leaders and their family members including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah’s daughter Sama Shabbir, and his own sons Dr Nayeem Gilani, Dr Naseem Gilani and grandson Anees-ul-Islam. He condemned the inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners in jails. He appealed to the world human rights bodies to send their teams to visit jails in India and occupied Kashmir and take stock of the miserable plight of the Kashmiri detainees.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Islamabad district on the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the killing of two youth, Burhan-ud-Din Ganai and Safdar Amin by Indian troops in Bijbehara town, yesterday. The occupation authorities deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Islamabad and Bijbehara towns to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations.

Syed Ali Gilani and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. The Chairman of Mahaz-e-Azadi, Mir Muhammad Iqbal, and other Hurriyat leaders visited SK Colony of Islamabad town and expressed solidarity with the family of martyred Burhan-ud-Din Ganai.

Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Peoples Political Party, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War, in a statement in Srinagar said that unresolved Kashmir dispute posed a serious threat to the peace of entire world.

The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat leader, Fehmeeda Sofi, in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

On the other hand, a protest rally was taken out in Muzaffarabad from the premises of District Complex to Burhan Shaheed Chowk against the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik and Aasiya Andrabi. The rally was organized by the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir and Central Bar Association, Muzaffarabad.

The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe, Ali Raza Syed, addressing a seminar in Brussels said that due to severe Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, hundreds of thousands of people had migrated to Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan since 1947.


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