SRINAGAR Hurriyat Conference kick started anti-election campaign by organizing a rally at Abi Guzar Srinagar, in which senior Hurriyat leaders, activists and people belonging to all walks of life participated.
Under the leadership of Mohammad Yaseen Aataie, the rally marched through the Abi Guzar Street, displaying anti-election banners and placards denouncing human rights violations, civilian killings and arrest spree at the hands of occupation forces.
Chanting slogans in favour of right to self-determination and probing of human rights violations, the rally was attended by senior leaders and Hurriyat activists including Bilal Sidiqui, Gh. Mohammad Nagoo, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Nisar Hussain Rather, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Yasmeen Raja, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Khawaja Firdous, Manzoor Gazi, Gh. Qadir Kashmiri and others.
The rally protested against the inhuman behavour meted out to the incarcerated leaders in Tihar jail including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Pir Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, farooq Ahmad Dar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Aslam Wani, Shahid Yousuf, Dr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Muzfar Ahmad Dar, Asiya Indrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen and condemned the prolonging of the illegal detention of Masarat Aalam Bhat, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Ab. Gani Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Tawheedi, Asadullah Parray, Ab. Rashid Magloo, Hakeem Showkat and others.
JKLF protests at Maisuma
JKLF leaders and activists along with people from many walks of life today gathered at Maisuma and staged a protest against the ongoing crackdowns in the name of CASO, killing spree and arrests.
Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik meanwhile said that the claims of democracy and continued tyranny and oppression against unarmed civilians and peaceful political resistance can never go side by side.
Malik said that killings, arrests, lootings and shootings cannot put a nation into submission which has resolved to fight for its freedom and dignity.