Occupied Kashmir on boil ahead of Burhan Wani martyrdom anniversary
SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir, authorities detained many Hurriyat leaders and imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today to prevent various programmes in connection with 2nd martyrdom anniversary of youth Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
Burhan Wani was killed along with two associates by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on 8th July in 2016.
Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for holding of special prayers for Burhan Wani and those killed by Indian troops during mass uprising erupted after his killing.
The leadership has also 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.
Addressing public gatherings in Tral, Pulwama, Islamabad and Srinagar areas, various hurriyat leaders paid glowing tributes to Burhan Wani and other Kashmiri martyrs.
They said Kashmiri youth were laying down their precious lives for a sacred cause and their sacrifices would not be allowed to go waste.
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.
In a statement, Joint Resistance Leadership called for a complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, tomorrow, against the shifting of Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi to Delhi.
The JRL condemned the action of NIA and termed it the worst form of political vengeance against the resistance leadership.