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500 held in IOK on Butt, Guru’s martyrdom anniversaries

Srinagar, February 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, dozens injured and over 500 Hurriyet leaders and activists have been arrested during police actions since Friday while Indian police and paramilitary forces have imposed curfew and strict restrictions on movement of people and transport to thwart any protests in the territory.

The Kashmir Valley, which reeled under an undeclared curfew and shutdown on second day, today, Indian police used brute force on demonstrators in Srinagar, Bandipore, Baramulla and Shopian districts on 9th February, the first day of a three-day strike. Almost all major towns and district headquarters remained shut as the authorities imposed restrictions on all types of movement.

Police during house raids arrested more than 500 liberation leaders and activists including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Zafar Akbar Butt, Hilal Ahmed War, Bashir Ahmed Butt, Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Firdous Ahmed Shah, Sheikh Khalid and others were lodged in different Police Stations.

On the other hand, Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Bilal Ghani Lone, Maulvi Abbas Ansari, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Altaf Ahmed Shah have been placed under house arrest. The actions have been taken to foil conducting of different programmes in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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