''Pro-freedom'' processions in Kashmir valley

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Srinagar, Sep 19 (UNI) Thousands of people today joined ''pro-freedom''processions across Kashmir after Friday prayers on an appeal by the Coordination Committee (CC), spearheading the present agitation in the Valley.

Immediately after the prayers, devotees from Haji masjid, Gaw-Kadal mosque and Hamza masjid took to the streets raising slogans.

Led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik, senior Hurriyat leaders including Javid Ahmad Mir and Shahidul Islam, assembled at Maisuma, headquarters of the JKLF.

They said the peaceful processions will continue in the valley. However, they appealed to the local youth not to indulge in stone pelting.

Hundreds of lawyers took out a procession from High Court complex and marched through exhibition crossing, Jehangir chowk and Budshah Chowk before entering the lower court complex.

Raising slogans, the lawyers said they will continue their fight against alleged human right violations in the Valley.

Imams (priests) of different mosques also appealed to the people to hold peaceful demonstrations against alleged human right violations.

They criticised the government for releasing those who were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for attacking Kashmiri drivers during the recent agitation.

Reports of similar processions were also received from Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Pattan and other parts of north, south and central Kashmir.

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