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Gilani calls for shutdown in south Kashmir tomorrow

Srinagar, May 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has called for complete shutdown in Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts, tomorrow, on the anniversary of rape and murder of two Kashmiri women by Indian troops in Shopian district.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded a probe into the gruesome incident by an international investigation agency. APHC General Secretary Shabbir Ahmad Shah in his statement appealed to the people to observe tomorrow as women protection day as well. The two victim women, Aasiya and Neelofar, were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian on 30th May in 2009.

The family members of the women staged a protest at Press Colony in Srinagar over the authorities’ inaction against the culprits. Another protest sit-in was held by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons at Pratarp Park in Srinagar against the Indian Army-backed militia’s involvement in enforced disappearances of the civilians.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani while defying restrictions walked out of his residence to participate in the book launch ceremony organized by APHC at main Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar, today. Syed Ali Gilani is under continued house detention since he returned from New Delhi in April. The function was organized in honour of renowned writer Hassan Zainagiree who authored the book —Kashmir: Aatish-i-Zaer Pa.

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ali Gilani lashed out at puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her ‘Pigeon and Cat’ statement and said that the role of Indian armed forces and police was akin to that of cats, which Mehbooba Mufti had talked about, because it was they who selectively killed and tortured Muslims in Kashmir.

Mehbooba while commenting on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley had said that she would not throw Pandits like pigeons before the cat, which she referred to Kashmiris. The puppet authorities shifted Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik from Kothi Bagh Police Station to central Jail in Srinagar, today. He was arrested from his office in Srinagar on Wednesday. On the other hand, the authorities continued to put Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyet leaders under house arrest or behind the bars.

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