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Gilani calls for peaceful protests in IOK tomorrow

Srinagar, November 12, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has called for peaceful protests, tomorrow, after Friday prayers against the killings and arrests of youth at the hands of Indian authorities in the territory. Syed Ali Gilani was addressing participants of a condolence meeting over phone from his Huderpora residence at Zainakote in Srinagar. He condemned the imposition of curfew to foil the condolence reference, which he called to pay tributes to the martyred student, Gowhar Ahmad Dar, and said that the Peoples Democratic Party-led regime was shielding the killers.

He said, “The condolence meeting at Zainakote was a peaceful program in the memory of an engineering student of SSM College, Gowhar Ahmad Dar who was martyred by Indian troops on Saturday, but the administration took this program as a challenge and imposed curfew throughout Srinagar district.” He maintained that despite curbs some pro-freedom and religious leaders including Maulana Bashir Ahmad Farooqi, Maulana Ghulam Rasool Hami, Meraj-ud-Din Rabbani, Maulvi Javed, Sayed Riyaz Bukhari and Zafar Habib succeeded in reaching Zainakote and participated in the condolence program.

The veteran leader paid rich tributes to Gowhar Dar and said that Mufti Muhammad Sayeed-led regime had broken all previous records of oppression, cruelty and atrocities in the territory. “On the directions of his masters in New Delhi, Mufti Sayeed has started a war against the pro-freedom leaders and people of the state and has given a free hand to the Indian Army, police and paramilitary forces to deal with pro-freedom leader and masses.”

Gowhar was killed in a cold-blooded murder by Indian troops in front of hundreds of people, he said, and added that ordering probe in such an open murder case was nothing but a time killing process. Such probes and investigations, he said, are ordered after every innocent killing in Kashmir but none of the personnel involved was ever prosecuted or punished. Syed Ali Gilani, who is under house arrest, also expressed serious concern over crackdown on youth, especially after the Valley erupted into protests over the death of Zainakote youth Gowhar Ahmad Dar.

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