ISLAMABAD:In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested several resistance leaders and activists in Srinagar today.
They were participating in a protest rally against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu region.
According to Kashmir Media Service, a large number of Hurriyat leaders and activists assembled at Aabi Guzar in Srinagar and tried to take out the rally towards Lal Chowk under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership.
The Indian police took action against them and took Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in custody.
Earlier, Muhammad Yasin Malik spoke at a press conference, which was also addressed by Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq telephonically.
The resistance leaders during the press conference extended full support to the Jammu Muslims in their demand for justice to the minor girl. The resistance leaders expressed full solidarity with the Muslims of Jammu region.
On the other hand, the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir at a meeting of its Executive Committee in Srinagar has condemned the harassment of the members of Gujjar Bakarwal community by Hindu extremists in Heera Nagar area for raising their voice against the rape and murder of Aasifa Bano.
The General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Merajuddin Saleh, and other speakers while addressing a party meeting in Srinagar urged India to give up its rigid stance over the Kashmir dispute.
Meanwhile, an Indian soldier was injured after some unidentified persons opened fire on the troops when they launched a cordon and search operation at Paribal in Hajin area of Bandipora district.AFP