Violence marks death anniversary of Maqbool Bhat in J-K

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Srinagar, Feb 11 (ANI): Protesters clash with security personnel in Srinagar during a march taken out to mark the 25th anniversary of the hanging of separatist leader Maqbool Bhat in a Delhi jail.

They took to the streets shouting slogans against the authorities. The situation turned violent when security personnel tried to stop them.

"We want to send a message to the world that on February 11, 1984 our leader was hanged, we want to protest that," said Javaid Ahmad Mir, Senior Hurriyat Leader.

Earlier during the day, the city wore a deserted look in response to the shutdown in Kashmir valley called by the Hurriyat Conference.

The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) in a statement called Maqboolhat "the pioneer of the ongoing freedom struggle of Kashmir."

Bhat, founder member of the JKLF, was hanged in New Delhi on February 11, 1984, on the charge of killing an Indian intelligence officer. (ANI)

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