Mirwaiz to lead protests after Friday prayers today

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Srinagar: To protest killing of Zahid Rasool, continuous crackdown on Kashmir’s resistance leadership and common masses, state-sponsored terrorism, attacks of Kashmiri Muslims by divisive and fanatics, arrests of youth, attacks on minorities in India, violations of political, religious and human rights, Hurriyat (M) is organizing a peaceful sit-in at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after Friday congregational prayers on October 23.

In a statement, Hurriyat (M) said that Mirwaiz would participate in the sit-in protest demonstration along with other senior APHC leaders.

Mirwaiz has also invited the veteran resistance leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association President, Mian Muhammad Qayoom, civil society activists and other resistance leaders to participate personally in the sit-in programme and unitedly demonstrate against the atrocities committed against Kashmiris.

The aim of staging a sit-in demonstrations to protest against the recent killing of Zahid Rasool Bhat at the hands of Hindu fanatics and extremists, placing restrictions on holding public gatherings and political activities of the resistance leadership, use of excessive force and military might on the peaceful demonstrations by police and Indian forces.

The sit-in protest by the Hurriyat (M) would also be held to attract the attention of the international community toward the excesses committed on the people of Kashmir by the Indian forces.

Hurriyat (M) wants to prick the conscience of the international community to take cognizance of the worst human rights situation in Kashmir and bring them to the conclusion that things in Kashmir can be changed for better only when they play their role in the resolution of the long-standing Kashmir issue.

ATTACK ON MOURNERS FLAYED

Hurriyat Conference has condemned the state government for not allowing Muharram processions and for placing senior Hurriyat leaders, Maulana Abbas Ansari and Masroor Ansari under house arrest and thereby stopping them from performing their religious duties and paying tributes to the martyrs of Karbala.

A Hurriyat spokesman also condemned the use of excessive force, cane charging and tear gas shelling by police and Indian forces on the joint procession organized by Ittehadul Muslimeen Jammu Kashmir and Shia Sunni Coordination Committee from Batamaloo. The spokesman also condemned the continuous arrest of senior leaders Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Javaid Ahmad Mir.

Hurriyat (M) spokesman also condemned the detention of Hurriyat leader, Muzaffar Rizvi and other civilian youth in various police stations of Kashmir.

He also said the Hurriyat (M) Chairman and Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would speak on the significance of the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), after Zohr prayers at Alam Sahab Narwara shrine on the occasion of Ashoora, the 10th Muharram on Saturday October 24, 2015. 

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