Complete shutdown observed in Pulwama on 9th day
Srinagar, January 08, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, life remained crippled for the ninth consecutive day, today, in Pulwama district where people are protesting against the authorities’ refusal to allow construction of a Martyrs Memorial in Shaheedi Park. The locals are also protesting following the arrest of youth and Hurriyet activists in the wake of forceful demonstrations against the killing of two youth by Indian troops. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road, today. The authorities deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in the district to prevent people from staging anti-India protests.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddiqui and Molvi Bashir Urfani visited Mattan area of Islamabad town and paid glowing tributes to prominent martyred freedom fighter, Sajjad Ahmed Kenu, on his 20th martyrdom anniversary. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, they said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Farida Bahenji and Noor Muhammad Kalwal, in their statements also paid homage to Sajjad Ahmed Kenu.
Other leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, addressing public meetings in Islamabad and Tral areas said that the Kashmir dispute had assumed the centre-stage at the global level due to the unparalleled sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs. On the other hand, the occupation authorities continued to place Hurriyet leaders, Syed Ali Gilani and Shabbir Ahmed Shah, under house arrest in Srinagar, today. They could not offer Juma prayers.
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