Shabir, Javid and Nayeem among 30 arrested in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 9 (UNI) About 30 senior Hurriyat Conference (Mirwaiz) leaders, including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Javid Ahmad Mir, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Fazal Haq Qureshi were arrested by police for defying prohibitory orders near the United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) office at Sonawar.

Official sources said Hurriyat leaders suddenly appeared near the UNMO office and started raising pro-freedom slogans.

As they were moving towards the main gate of the office to present a memorandum to UNMO officials, police stopped them and asked them to disperse. However, when the Hurriyat leaders refused, they were bundled in waiting police vehicles and lodged in police station Ram Munshi Bagh.

A Hurriyat spokesman said a memorandum was presented to UNMO officials in which it was demanded that the UN should immediately intervene and force India and Pakistan to implement the resolution passed by the world body more than 60 years ago on Kashmir.

It also highlighted the Human Rights (HR) violations being committed by the security forces in the state.

The memorandum also demanded that world body should ask India to handover the remains of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder leader Mohammad Maqbool Bhat who was buried in Delhi's Tihar jail after he was hanged to death on February 11,1984.

The spokesman said besides Shah, Mir, Nayeem, Qureshi, the other hurriyat leaders arrested by police included Sheikh Abdul Aziz, Dr Hubbi and Moulana Tahri.

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