Srinagar, July 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has called for release of all illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists before Eid-ul-Fitr and review and abolition of cases against those, who are facing life sentences.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Jammu and Kashmir was a political dispute and India by inserting people in jails cannot change its disputed status. The veteran leader gave a call for a token protest strike across the territory after Eid prayers against Israeli aggression on Palestinians.
Anti-India protest demonstrations were held in Sochli Waran-Sheeri area of Baramulla district against the thrashing of youth by Indian troops. The protesters blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for several hours.
Meanwhile, two policemen were killed and four others were injured in two different attacks in Baramulla and Islamabad districts over the past twenty-four hours. The authorities imposed restrictions in Tullamulla area of Ganderbal district following eruption of violent protests, which left eight policemen injured. The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League took out a procession in Srinagar to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Jafar Kashmiri led the protest.
Despite India’s objections to the UN observer mission at the Line of Control, the visiting UN peacekeeping chief, Hervé Ladsous, in a media interview in New Delhi made it clear that the mission would remain in New Delhi till it enjoys the UN Security Council’s mandate, established in 1948 after the first war over Kashmir. Mr. Ladsous was commenting on India’s recent attempt to close the UN Military Observer Group office in New Delhi. He said that only the Security Council can take the decision in this regard.
On the other hand, Shab-e-Qadr was observed all over occupied Kashmir with great religious zeal and fervour. Special prayers were offered for the people of Palestine and Kashmir facing aggression by Israel and India, respectively.
Kashmiri leaders, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their separate statements expressing sorrow over the sad demise of Majid Nizami, Editor-in-Chief of Nawaiwaqt Group, said that the people of Kashmir had lost a supporter of the Kashmir cause.
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