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Complete shutdown in IOK against killing of youth

Srinagar, March 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, to protest against the recent killing of an innocent youth by Indian police in Naidkhai area of Bandipora district.

Call for the shutdown was given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. Curfew restriction Kashmir

The occupation authorities continued to impose strict curfew in Bandipora district and stringent restrictions in downtown Srinagar on the second consecutive day, today, to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the killing. Despite curfew and other restrictions, people took to the streets in Bandipora, Hajin, Palhallan and Baramulla areas and clashed with Indian troops and police personnel. The troops and police fired teargas shells to break up the demonstration, injuring several people.

The puppet administration continued to place under house arrest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders including Maulana Abbas Ansari, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Zafar Akbar Butt, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Javed Ahmed Mir. Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hilal Ahmed War, Firdous Ahmed Shah and Bashir Kashmiri remained lodged in police stations.

Hurriyet leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Zamruda Habib, and the spokesmen of High Court Bar Association of the territory and the Islamic Political Party in their statements strongly denounced the cold-blooded murder by Indian police.

On the other hand, Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, visited Syed Ali Gilani’s Malviya Nagar residence in New Delhi and enquired about his health. The spokesman of Syed Ali Gilani’s forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the High Commissioner also extended greetings on behalf of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, to the ailing leader.

In Geneva, a Kashmiri delegation met Ambassador Mohammad Kawu Ibrahim, the Chairperson of International Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC, on the sidelines of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council and apprised him about the latest situation of occupied Kashmir. The delegation comprised Altaf Hussain Wani, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan and Ahmed Qureshi.

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