Rasa – In an exclusive conversation with Rasa News Agency, Ovain Ali, a revolutionary student in Indian-occupied Kashmir, said, “In Indian-occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed today, to mark the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru.”
A call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Sayyed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farouq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The leadership has also called for shutdown in the territory and a march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar to press the demand for return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqboul Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir for a decent burial.
India had hung Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013 and Muhammad Maqboyl Butt in the same jail on February 11, 1984, for their role in the Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies were buried in the premises of the jail.
The authorities have put Hurriyat leaders under house arrest in Srinagar.
Rasa News Agency