Srinagar, March 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, to demand the return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, buried inside India’s Tihar jail.
Call for the strike had been given by Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawarat that was also aimed at protesting the continued killing and atrocities committed by Indian forces and detention of liberation leaders and activists in different jails.
The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was released, today, from over one-and-half month house arrest since Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged on 9th February in Delhi’s Tihar jail, in a statement in Srinagar reiterated the Kashmiris’ commitment to continue the liberation struggle till its logical conclusion, against all odds.
Members of civil society addressing a seminar on ‘Police Bill 2013’ in Srinagar outrightly rejected the proposed Police Bill 2013 that was directed at giving arbitrary powers to the police for legalising the India’s oppression against people in the territory.
Meanwhile, Indian army and police have intensified search operations across the Kashmir valley as part of New Delhi’s fresh strategy to quell anti-India protest demonstrations.
Indian police barged into the house of a prominent religious scholar, Qazi Yasir in Islamabad town and subjected his brother to severe torture.
The Chairman of State Subject Inquiry Commission of occupied Kashmir, Justice A Q Parray in a media interview confirmed to have detected hundreds of cases of non-Kashmiris possessing Permanent Residence Certificates.
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