Curfew continues, leaders remain under detention

Srinagar, July 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities continued to impose strict curfew across the Valley for the 14th consecutive day, today, to prevent people from staging demonstrations on the Kashmir Global Day against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in the territory.

Call for the observance of the day had been jointly given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik as part of the protest programmes against the killing spree unleashed by Indian forces in the territory.

The authorities had imposed curfew in the territory following the extrajudicial murder of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, by Indian troops on July 8. The killing of Burhan Wani had triggered Intifada in the territory in which 50 people have been killed so far and over 5,000 others injured due to the firing of bullets, pallets and teargas shells by Indian troops and police personnel on peaceful protesters.

The puppet authorities continued to put Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Bilal Siddiqui, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah and Ayaz Akbar under house arrest or in police custody to prevent them from leading the demonstrations.

Juma prayers could not be held at Jamia Masjid and Khanqah-e-Mualla in Srinagar and many other major mosques in the territory due to the curfew.

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