Anniversary of Moulana Farooq's death observed in Srinagar

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Srinagar, May 22 (ANI): All Parties Hurriyat Conference APHC), an alliance of political separatist groups, called for a strike on Thursday to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of Moulana Mohammad Farooq, the chief cleric of Kashmir, and Abdul Gani Lone, a moderate separatist leader.

Unidentified gunmen killed Farooq at his home in 1990, while Lone was shot dead during a public meeting in 2002.

Indian authorities and separatist guerrillas blame each other for the assassinations.eople, led by Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, marched towards the "Martyrs' Cemetery", where many of those killed in the nearly two-decade-old revolt against New Delhi's rule, including Lone and Farooq, are buried.

"All units of 'All Party Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference' will go to each and every town, every city, villages and all local areas.

I have decided that with God's blessings I'll myself go and will make Hurriyat stronger at grassroots level. Each and every corner, every village, every town and every locality in Kashmir will raise the same voice, that what we want (freedom)," said Farooq. (ANI)

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