Curfew, military siege continue in IIOJK

APHC urges people to defy curbs to pay homage to Syed Ali Gilani

Srinagar, September 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, curfew and military siege remain enforced for the second straight day, today, in the territory to prevent people from holding mass gatherings and conduct a march towards Hyderpora to pay homage to their beloved martyred leader and Hurriyat stalwart, Syed Ali Gilani.

Syed Ali Gilani died on Wednesday night while being under Indian police custody. He had been under continued house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar since 2010.

Following the death of Syed Ali Gilani, the Modi-led Indian fascist government laid a siege in the Kashmir valley, particularly in Srinagar and adjoining areas by deploying thousands of additional troops and police personnel and placing barricades and concertina wire rolls on the roads to bar people from attending the funeral of the veteran Hurriyat leader.

Observers say that it would have been the largest funeral gathering of Jammu and Kashmir had India not forced people to stay indoors at gunpoint.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has asked people to defy restrictions and hold funeral prayers in absentia for Syed Ali Gilani. It has also urged people to conduct a march towards Hyderpora to pay tribute to the martyred leader.

Fearing a sea of people could turn out on streets, Modi-led fascist regime continued to impose stringent curbs on Friday as well while mobile phone and internet connections also remain suspended across the occupied territory to prevent people from sharing information regarding the prevailing situation.

The Kashmir police chief Vijay Kumar said that restrictions would continue in Srinagar and other parts of the valley, today. On restoring the mobile phone connectivity, he said, decision in this regard will be taken in a review meeting scheduled to be held on Friday evening.

On the other hand, due to curfew and other restrictions, the Kashmir University postponed its undergraduate exams scheduled for September 2 and September 3. An official said that new dates will be announced shortly.

Similarly, J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) postponed Bi-annual examinations for class 10th and 12th of Kashmir division that were scheduled to be held on September 3 and September 5 respectively.