Srinagar, April 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the 12th death anniversary of noted human rights defender, Aasiya Jilani was observed in the territory. Human rights defenders, social activists, lawyers and journalists visited the graveyard at Narwara and offered fateha prayers for the departed soul. A prayer meeting was also held at Jilani House at Hazratbal in Srinagar.
Aasiya was killed in a landmine explosion in Kupwara on April 20, 2004 while monitoring the so-called elections. The explosion also left the driver of the vehicle dead. Another noted activist Khurram Parvez was critically injured in the blast. He lost a leg to the accident.
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