Shutdown affects normal life in valley

General Press Release

Srinagar, December 09, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley, today, due to the shutdown against Indian illegal occupation, civilian killings and other brutalities by Indian police and troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and fuel stations remained closed in response to the strike.

Meanwhile, the puppet authorities continued to place the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War, Shahid-ul-Islam and Fehmida Sofi under house arrest or in custody. They were not even allowed to offer Juma prayers.

On the other hand, APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Bilal Siddiqui, in a statement issued in Srinagar on the eve of World Human Rights Day, today, appealed to the international human rights bodies to take cognizance of grim situation of occupied Kashmir.

He said, despite tall claims of international bodies for safeguarding the basic rights of individuals and nations, Kashmiris’ just demand for self-determination is being overlooked and perpetrators in absence of any accountability feel free to shower pellets and bullets. He also paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Arwani area of Islamabad district.

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