Police foil JKLF march to UNMOGIP office in Srinagar, about 12 arrested

BK Desk/Srinagar
February 12, 2018 CITY 33 Views

Police on Sunday foiled Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) march to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in Sonwar in Srinagar and took into custody about a dozen senior leaders and other activists of the front.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF, had urged people to march to UNMOGIP office in Sonwar to present a memorandum to the UN Secretary General.
The separatists had called for a strike on Sunday on the death anniversary of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, who was hanged and later buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail on this day in 1984.
Defying restrictions, scores of JKLF leaders and activists took to streets at Maisuma and tried to march towards UNMOGIP, to present a memorandum to the UN Secretary General, demanding mortal remains of Bhat and Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Guru was hanged and later buried at Tihar jail on February 9, 2013.
A large number of security forces and state police personnel swung into action and stopped the processionists at Maisuma, which is a strong hold of JKLF. However, after brief resistance, police took into custody about a dozen leaders and activists of the front.
Meanwhile, all roads leading to UNMOGIP office in Sonwar have been closed since early Sunday morning to foil separatist plan to present a memorandum.

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