Shutdown in IHK on Indian President's visit
27 September, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to convey to the visiting Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee that the people of Kashmir reject India's illegal occupation of their homeland.
Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, supported by senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and the Bar Association.
In a statement issued in Srinagar, Syed Ali Gilani said that the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee was visiting at a time when the Indian armed forces were engaged in the worst kind of human rights violations including enforced disappearances of the Kashmiris.
He pointed out that Pranab Mukherjee as the president was the Supreme Commander of the Indian rogue army.
Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Srinagar, Wednesday, on a three-day visit to the territory to attend the convocation of Kashmir University, tomorrow.
On the other hand, security all across occupied Kashmir has been tightened on the occasion of the President's visit. Sharp shooters have been posted around Kashmir University and posse of specially trained commandos and dozens of police and paramilitary troopers have been deployed inside the campus.
The students, who announced to boycott classes and observe the days of Mukherjee's stay as black days, wore black badges and demonstrated black flags, today.
The authorities placed Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India processions. Scores of students and a journalist were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force on a peaceful protest demonstration of students in Srinagar, today.
The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a big rally at Pulwama Chowk called upon India and Pakistan to make progress towards settlement of the Kashmir dispute by involving the Kashmiris in the dialogue process. People raised high-pitched pro-freedom slogans on the occasion. Similar demand was made by APHC leader, Zafar Akbar Butt while addressing a public gathering at Zaddil in Handwara.
Slogans, 'We Want Freedom' were shouted during an official function at the SSM Engineering College at Parihaspora in Pattan. The situation was embarrassing for the puppet ministers and govt officials who were present in the function.