Candlelight protest in Maqbool Bhat’s village on eve of anniversary


SRINAGAR: Scores of people on Saturday evening staged a candlelight protest at Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on the eve of death anniversary of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.

Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Trehgam village in frontier Kupwara district, was hanged and buried by the Government of India on 11 February 1984 in Tihar jail, Delhi.

According to GNS correspondent, scores of people including family members and relatives of Maqbool Bhat took out a peaceful candlelight march led by Bhat’s brother Zahoor Bhat from their house up to the main market Trehgam.

Meanwhile, official sources said that authorities will impose restrictions in parts of Kupwara including Trehgam in wake of the shutdown call given by the joint resistance leadership (JRL). (GNS)