Demo in Srinagar to express solidarity with victims
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, top Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have strongly condemned the loss of precious lives in terrorist attack in Lahore.
Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, while expressing solidarity with the relatives of the victims, demanded stern punishment for the perpetrators of the attack. He also spoke to Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit over phone and offered condolences over the killings.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement said that whosoever was behind the brutal massacre should be dealt with iron hand. Other Hurriyet leaders including, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, Salim Gilani, Muhammad Shafi Rashi, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Farida Behanji, Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum and Hurriyet AJK leaders in their statements also denounced the attack.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front held a demonstration at Lal Chowk in Srinagar to express solidarity with the families of the victims of Lahore blast. JKLF leader Bashir Ahmad Butt led the protest. The participants were holding placards and raising slogans against the perpetrators of the Lahore attack.
On the other hand, the Kashmiris living in Britain set up Kashmir Secretariat in London to keep the international community aware about the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. The inaugural function was presided over by Kashmiri leader, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, while the Mayor of Slough, Mohammed Rasib attended the event as chief guest.—KMS