Pulwama mourns martyred elderly

Thursday - December 28, 2017
SRINAGAR (Indian Occupied Kashmir): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama district on the second consecutive day, on Wednesday, against the killing of 47-year-old Noor Mohammed Tantray; Kashmir media service (KMS) reported.

According to detail, all shops and other business establishments remained closed while the traffic was off the roads.

People from different areas continued to throng the residence of martyr, Tantray in Aripal area of the district to express solidarity with the bereaved family.

Tantray was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Samboora area of district, on Tuesday.

Indian police arrested the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir peoples league (JKPL) Mukhtar Ahmad Waza along with many party activists at Khannabal in Islamabad district while he was proceeding towards Tral to condole with the family of Noor Muhammad Tantray.

Hurriyat leaders and activists including Bilal Siddiqui, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Rameez Raja and Mukhtar Ahmad visited Tral to pay tributes to Noor Muhammad Tantray.

Dukhtaran-e-millat (DeM) chairperson Aasiya Andrabi, Zamrooda Habib, Fareeda Behan Ji, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Zafar Akbar Butt and peoples freedom league (PFL) in the statements eulogised the sacrifices of their martyr for the Kashmir cause.

Meanwhile, the chairman of all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) Syed Ali Gilani while expressing serious concern over the prevailing horrendous situation in the occupied territory has said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute is the root cause of tension in south Asia.

Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement, warned that the unending Indian State-sponsored terrorism, arrests, intimidations and killings will further deteriorate the situation in IOK.

He stressed the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective to save south Asia from horrors and devastation.

The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement, raised concern over a war-like situation between India and Pakistan on the line of control (LOC) in Kashmir.

The statement said that the continuous exchange of fire between the two countries was casting a shadow of war in the region.