Tension gripped the entire Indian-held Kashmir when Pakistan flags were waved in Srinagar on Saturday during the protest over Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s detention.
In occupied Kashmir, despite heavy security cover, thousands of people staged anti-India and pro-Pakistan demonstrations and hoisted Pakistani flags in Srinagar, Islamabad, Kishtwar and other parts of the territory, today. There are not any studies of accidents thus far because of the protests. He said the troublemakers were chased away by the police personnel.
Sources said that in a meeting chaired by Malik, it was decided that the JKLF shall not attend the Eid Milan of Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi.
The delegation will be headed by its chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who will be accompanied by Masroor Abbas Ansari, the Mirwaiz’s political secretary, Shahid-ul-Islam, told IANS. It said that they will utilise the occasion to stress that India and Pakistan can not resolve their “secondary issues” without including Kashmir in the dialogue process.
Geelani said the joint statement issued by Indian and Pakistani prime ministers after their recent meet-up in the Russian city of Ufa had failed to mention the Kashmir issue.
They said police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the stone-pelting mob and restore law and order.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has blamed the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP), a partner of the People’s Democratic Party-led government in Jammu and Kashmir.