Kashmiris Protest in Delhi

SRINAGAR: Even after JKLF chairman was ‘forcibly’ sent back to Kashmir, scores of Kashmiris, including the mother of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, held a peaceful protest in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.

According to reports, scores of people, including women, tried to take out a march from Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar to Jantar Mantar. However, large contingent of Delhi police, Delhi Police Special Cell, and CISF personnel besieged the protestors and didn’t allow them to take out the march.

Police stopped them at Jamia Nagar, however, the protestors who were carrying placards and banners continued their protest. Amid pro-freedom slogans arguments continued for hours between the protestors and police.

“Kashmiri prisoners are political prisoners and not terrorists”, “Release our sons and brothers” “We want freedom” were some of the slogans that were written on placards and banners.

Human Rights activist, S.A.R.Geelani who was part of the protest said that scores of Kashmiri men and women participated in the protest. 

He said those who participated in protest included Parveena Ahangar and mother and brother of Maqbool Bhat.

Several eminent personalities reached there to show solidarity with the protestors and they included Prof. Zafarul Islam Khan, Editor Milli Gazette, Varvara Rao, President Revolutionary Democratic Front, Ganpatiprasadan Secretary RDF, Prof. S.N.Saibaba and Prof Hani Baba of Delhi University, Rona Vilson of  Committee for Release of Political Prisoners besides college students. CNS

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