Kashmiris to protest visit by Indian president with strike

Kashmir students to boycott classes, lawyers to courts because of visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kashmiris to protest visit by Indian president with strike

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Kashmiris will protest a visit by Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee by complete shutdown on Thursday.

Kashmiri leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, called for the strike to underline that the people of Kashmir reject India’s illegal occupation of their homeland, reported Kashmir Media Service.

In a statement issued in Srinagar, Syed Ali Gilani said that the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee was visiting at a time when the Indian armed forces were engaged in the worst kind of human rights violations including enforced disappearances of the Kashmiris. He pointed out that Pranab Mukherjee as the president was the Supreme Commander of the Indian rogue army.

Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday arrived in Srinagar on a three-day visit to the territory to attend the convocation of Kashmir University, tomorrow.

On the other hand, security all across occupied Kashmir has been tightened on the occasion of the President’s visit.

Sharp shooters have been posted around Kashmir University and posse of specially trained commandos and dozens of police and paramilitary troopers have been deployed inside the campus.

The students, who announced to boycott classes and observe the days of Mukherjee’s stay as "black days", wore black badges and demonstrated black flags.

The authorities placed Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India processions.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Eylül 2012, 17:04