Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir observed amid shutdown in Kashmir

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    SRINAGAR :  Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir was observed today in Kashmir valley amid complete shutdown on the call of separatist.

    Government imposes strict restrictions in Old Srinagar areas besides mobile internet services were also shut. Separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani is under house since 2010, JKLF chairperson was detained in central jail Srinagar. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house detention at his Nigeen residence.

    However mainstream political parties paid obeisance at the martyrs graveyard at Naqshbandh Sahib Shrine in old city, but, government didn’t allow the resistance leaders to reach the martyrs graveyard.

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931, who laid down their lives fighting the autocratic rule in the state. Accompanied by senior Ministers of the ruling PDP, Chief Minister early morning, arrived at the Martyrs’ graveyard in Khawaja Bazar area of the old city. A guard of honour was presented by a contingent of the state police and floral tributes were paid.

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and State Congress chief G. A Mir also paid tributes to the martyrs.
    On July 13, 1931, the troops of autocratic Dogra Maharaja had martyred twenty two Kashmiris outside the central jail in Srinagar while court proceedings against Abdul Qadeer were taking place. Qadeer had called upon Kashmiris to defy the Dogra rule, resulting in his imprisonment.