In occupied Kashmir , the puppet authorities imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar and other areas on Friday to prevent a march towards the UN office at Sonawar in Srinagar.
Call for the march was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to urge the World Body to impress upon India to hand over the mortal remains of prominent martyred liberation leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, to their families.
All the entry and exit points leading to Srinagar’s Lal Chowk were sealed. However, despite restrictions, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kangan, Bandipore and other towns and shouted pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan, and anti-India slogans.
Indian police fired pellets and teargas and PAVA shells to disperse the protesters, injuring many people.
Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik outside a mosque in Srinagar when he tried to lead the march.
The puppet authorities also put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.
The authorities disallowed people from holding congregational Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown will be observed in the occupied territory tomorrow to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt.