Crackdown on Hurriyet leaders ahead of joint seminar

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Gilani, Shabbir, others detained

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have launched a massive crackdown on pro-freedom leaders to prevent a joint seminar to be held at Hyderpora in Srinagar, tomorrow.
Holding of the seminar has been announced by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front to create awareness about the anti-Kashmir policies of the Indian government.
The seminar is part of the joint protest programmes announced by the top Hurriyet leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, against India’s plans to construct separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits and Indian soldiers, harassment of Muslims in Jammu and Delhi’s new industrial policy in the territory. Under the joint programme, a sit-in protest will also be held at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday.The occupation authorities have put Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Bilal Siddiqui, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and Muhammad Yasin Attai under house arrest or behind the bars. Indian police is continuing raids on the residences of other pro-freedom leaders and activists.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar strongly denouncing the detention of resistance leaders said that Mehbooba Mufti-led puppet regime had waged a war against the Hurriyet leadership. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the gross human rights violations by India in the territory and use their influence in lifting curbs on the political activities of pro-freedom people.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Salim Zargar visited Martyrs’ Graveyard in Srinagar, today, and paid rich tributes to Tufail Mattoo on his 6th martyrdom anniversary. Tufail Mattoo, a student of 12th class, was killed by Indian police in Srinagar on this day in 2010. His killing had triggered massive anti-India demonstrations in the territory and within a few months over 120 people were martyred in the use of excessive force by Indian forces’ personnel on demonstrations.—KMS

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