IOK observes 12 Rabi-ul-Awal

SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), thousands of devotees thronged mosques, shrines and Khanqahs, on Friday, to observe the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) with religious zeal and fervor; kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

The devotees took out Milad processions after Juma (Friday) prayers raising high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

They prayed for the early liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian yoke. Braving severe cold, thousands of devotees including women and children thronged Srinagar’s Dargah Hazratbal that houses the holy relic of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Night-long prayers were also held at the Dargah as well as the mosques, shrines and Khanqahs across the occupied territory.

Senior leader of all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi led a Milad procession in Zedibal area of Srinagar.

Various religious organizations held seerat conferences where speakers highlighted various aspects of the life and teachings of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

The Indian police and troops however subjected the Milad processions in Islamabad town and other areas to brute force.

The puppet IOK authorities continued to place the APHC chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, under house arrest and did not even allow him to offer Juma prayers on this auspicious occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (peace be upon him).

The chairman of hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said that the message of the holy prophet (peace be upon him) and his exemplary life is the guiding light for the whole humanity for all times to lead a peaceful and meaningful life.

Meanwhile, the data issued by the research section of KMS, on Friday, revealed that Indian troops in their unabated acts of State terrorism martyred 28 Kashmiris during the last month of November.

These killings rendered three women widowed and 8 children orphaned. During the month, 98 people were critically injured due to the firing of pellets, bullets and teargas shells by Indian police and paramilitary personnel on peaceful demonstrators while 106 civilians, mostly youth and Hurriyet activists, were arrested. The troops also molested five women and damaged 63 houses during the period.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik paid rich tributes to the five youth who were martyred by the Indian troops in Budgam and Sopore areas, on Thursday.

Other Hurriyat leaders and organisations including Javaid Ahmed Mir, Bilal Siddiqi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Farida Bahenji and democratic freedom party in their statements said that the Kashmiris would accomplish the mission of their martyrs at all costs.

APHC leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Hakeem Abdul Rasheed addressing a gathering at Bakhshipora in Srinagar strongly condemned the ruthless thrashing of Kashmiri prisoners in Delhi’s Tihar jail and Kathua jail of Jammu by the jail authorities.

A large number of activists of kashmir tehreek-e-khawateen led by the party chairperson, Zamruda Habib, staged a demonstration at press enclave in Srinagar demanding unconditional release of all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails.