Srinagar (September 22, 2018): At least five Kashmiris have been martyred by Indian occupied forces, during the fresh act of state terrorism, in Bandipora district on Friday.
The bodies of all five Kashmiris, killed in the gunfight, had been retrieved. While the identity of the martyred youth is yet to be established.Indian occupation forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area. On the other hand, Indian authorities had barred Aashura processions in Srinagar, today, after subjecting the mourners to brute force and arresting scores of them including Hurriyat leaders who were scheduled to lead them.
Juma prayers also could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid and other mosques in the city due to restrictions. The authorities had created curfew-like situation in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Kothibagh and Rainawari areas while deploying Indian troops and paramilitary personnel in strength across the city.However, hundreds of mourners defying restrictions reached Lal Chowk and tried to take out an Aashura procession. Indian police arrested several of them including Hurriyat leader, Nisar Hussain Rathar, near Badshah Chowk.
Meanwhile, thousands of mourners including women participated in Aashura processions in Budgam and other areas of the territory. Senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, led one such procession that started from Baab-ul-ilm Mirgund and culminated at Markazi Imambara in Budgam.
Indian authorities had also placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest in Srinagar, today morning. He was scheduled to deliver a sermon in Narwara area of city on the occasion of Aashura and pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala.
The police arrested the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, after raiding his house in Pattan area of Baramulla, last night.