Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people raising pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom slogans and waving Pakistani flags participated in the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in Bijbehara on Tuesday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the youth identified as Adil Ahmad, Muhammad Arif and Aamir Ahmad were killed by Indian troops at Siligam in Ashmuqam area of Islamabad district a day earlier.
In a significance development, people also hoisted Pakistani flags on the ancestral house of puppet Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in Bijbehara. Several people were injured when Indian police fired teargas shells and pallets on protesters, on the occasion. Enthusiastic mob rushed at the top of Mufti Sayeed’s house and the troops failed to stop them.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani who is under house detention in Srinagar, while telephonically addressing the people in Bijbehara,lashed out at India and pro-India politicians for unleashing a reign of terror in the territory. He said that the Kashmiri youth were offering sacrifices for the great cause of freedom, and pro-India politicians were trying to prolong the path to freedom through different tactics.
The Hurriyet leaders who participated in the funeral prayers and visited the bereaved families included Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Bilal Siddiqi, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Yasmeen Raja, Mohammad Ramzan Khan, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Farooq Ahmad Tauwheedi and Mohammad Iqbal Mir.
Meanwhile, normal life across the Kashmir Valley was affected, today, due to the shutdown, call for which was given by Syed Ali Gilani to express solidarity with the families of the martyred youth. All banks, post offices, schools and government offices were closed while vehicular movement was thin on roads.
On the other hand, the authorities continued to place Syed Ali Gilani and Zafar Akbar Butt under house arrest in Srinagar while Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was detained at Islamabad police station.
NEO Web Desk