Curbs to prevent Jammu Martyrs’ Day functions in IOK

Srinagar, November 06, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the authorities imposed curfew like restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the territory to prevent marches, seminars, gatherings and student meetings on the anniversary of massacre of Jammu Muslims, carried out by Hindu fascist forces in the first week of November 1947.

Hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris were killed by the forces of Maharaja Hari Singh, Indian army and Hindu extremists in different parts of Jammu region while they were migrating to Pakistan. The joint Hurriyet leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had announced the programmes to memorize the martyrs.

These leaders in their statements in Srinagar said that the November 1947 massacre was a brazen and most barbaric incident in the history of human kind. They termed the recent armed rallies of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Jammu region as growing threat of fascism to the Muslims of the region. Syed Ali Gilani said that all the areas of Jammu region witnessed the ugliest and most brutal human carnage.

Media reports said that Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik held a meeting at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today, and discussed the issues concerning the freedom struggle. The joint resistance leadership also called for a meeting of all stakeholders including traders, transporters, members of the civil society and educationists on Tuesday to discuss the future strategy of the resistance movement.

Meanwhile, thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers of a youth, Waseem Ahmad Khanday at Zarkan Kellar area of Shopian district, today. The youth was martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Dhobijan village of the district, yesterday. He was laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

On the other hand, forces’ personnel were deployed in strength in Srinagar to prevent protests against the killing of a teenager boy by Indian troops, yesterday. Normal life remained affected due to shutdown across the Valley for the 121st consecutive day, today. Women took to streets in Rainawari area of Srinagar to protest against alleged high-handedness of police.

A function was held, today, at APHC AJK office in Islamabad to pay tributes to the martyrs of Jammu. The speakers said that the people of Kashmir’s unprecedented sacrifices for right to self-determination would not be allowed to go waste.

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