Top Kashmiri leaders detained ahead of Burhan’s anniversary
In occupied Kashmir, the authorities detained many Hurriyat leaders and imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent various programmes announced by the Joint Resistance Leadership in connection with the 2nd martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
Burhan Wani was killed along with two associates by the Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on 8th July in 2016. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete shutdown on Sunday and a march towards Tral, the native town of Burhan Wani, where a public meeting will be held on the day.
Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik after raiding his residence in Srinagar, today. The occupation authorities have put Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Zafar Akbar Butt and Bilal Siddiqi under house detention or in custody. The authorities also imposed restrictions in Nowhatta area of Srinagar and did not allow people to offer Friday prayers in historic Jamia Masjid.
Hurriyat leaders including Hilal Ahmed War, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi addressing public gatherings in Tral, Pulwama, Islamabad and Srinagar areas paid glowing tributes to Burhan Wani and other Kashmiri martyrs.
Meanwhile, India’s National Investigation Agency shifted the illegally detained Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, and her two associates, Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi, from Srinagar Central Jail to New Delhi on the charges of waging war against India. The Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement called for a complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, tomorrow, against the shifting of Asia Andrabi.—KMS