Srinagar, March 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Syed Ali Geelani, Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the ongoing uprising of masses in the territory has proven beyond doubt that repressive measures cannot deter the Kashmiri people from continuing their struggle to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.
Syed Ali Gilani, who is under continued house arrest in Srinagar, in his address to the Kashmiri people through internet said that the secret execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail, last month, had once again attracted the attention of international community towards the Kashmir dispute.
He urged the people to maintain unity among their ranks and remain aware of the conspiracies of the enemy who was hell-bent to divide them by instigating the sectarian and class war among different sections of the society.
The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, telephonically addressed different functions organized by the party in connection with the Pakistan Day in all districts of the territory. She said that the time had proved that the decision of creating Pakistan was highly significant not only for South Asia but also for the Muslims of whole world.
The spokesman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement in Srinagar denounced arrest of youth, harassment of residents and other excesses by Indian police and troops in downtown area of Srinagar. He said that such tactics could not intimidate the Kashmiris into submission.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Firdous Ahmad Shah, and the spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front in their statements in Srinagar said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for establishing permanent peace in South Asia.
A civilian was killed and two persons including an Indian policeman were injured when unidentified persons fired upon a police party in Sopore town, today.
Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmed Mir and rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, along with Kashmiri students staged a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to press the demand for the return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, to Kashmir from Delhi’s Tihar jail.
A Member of Indian Parliament from West Bengal, Kabir Suman, has composed a song as a tribute to Muhammad Afzal Guru. The Kolkata-based singer-turned-politician Kabir Suman of All India Trinamool Congress Party in the song uploaded on his website mentions about the hanging of Guru, enforced disappearances in occupied Kashmir and the question of right to self-determination of Kashmiris.
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