Police Foil Hurriyat March Against Memon Hanging

SRINAGAR: Police Friday foiled the protest march of Hurriyat (M) who were protesting against the execution of Yakub Memon.

The protestors raising pro-justice slogans also demanded the release of all political prisoners without any further delay.

The protestors led by senior Hurriyat leaders Javid Ahmed Mir, Hilal Ahmad Var and Shahid-ul-Islam assembled at Press Enclave here and raised slogans including ‘Qatil-e-Aam Band Karo, Hurriyat Pasandu Ko Riha Karo.’ They were also holding placards with similar readings.

Police swung into action and detained scores of them as they tried to proceed towards  Residency Road to protest. They were lodged in police station Kothibagh.

Earlier, talking to media persons, Var said that India is discriminating Muslims and harassing them in every manner. “The India has now adopted the rule to execute Muslims. Yakub Memon, Ajmal Qasab, Muhammad Afzal Guru, all these were executed only for being Muslims. There are convicted murders of high profile Indian politicians but they are treated differently by the GoI when it comes to send the convicted to gallows,” he added.

He said that police is harassing local youth in Valley while the dozens have been lodged in different police station.

Javid Ahmed Mir said that he was injured in police action and was taken to Bones and Joint Hospital for surgery of his hand. “After the surgery was over, I was again detained in police station Kothi Bagh along with Hilal Ahmad Var, Shahid-ul-Islam and other 12 activists,” he said. 

Javed Mir Injured

Senior Hurriyat (M) leader Javaid Ahmad Mir Friday received injuries on his left hand, after police tried to arrest him at Press colony Srinagar for protesting against the continuous detention of Kashmiri political prisoners.

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