Police used Lathis and arrested many Muslim League leaders to disperse a march of hundreds near Khanqah-e-Moala. The marchers were on way to Mazar-e-Shuhada, Naqashband Sahab.
The march was organised by Muslim League (ML), a constituent of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani.
Muslim Leauge had announced a march to Mazar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to the martyrs of 13 July, 1931.
Dozens of ML leaders and activists assembled in the Shaheed Gunj are and started their march raising anti India slogans.
The League leaders and activists were soon joined by common people and they marched from Habba Kadel, Chenkral Mohalla up to Khanqah.
A large contingent of Police stopped the way of marchers near Khanqah and lathi charged them resulting in the tension and chaos in the area. The Police arrested Muslim League general secretary, Abdul Ahad Parra, and other ML leaders like Assadullah Parray, Khazir Mohammad Ganai, Mohammad Rafiq Raina, Pir Abdul Majid, Nazir Ahmad Lone and Tahir-ul-Islam.
“Not to allow people to offer homage to the martyrs happens only in Kashmir and the people are subjected to worst kind of sufferings, “ML spokesman, Hakim Shawkat, told Kashmir Life while condemning the police action.
Pertinently, top Muslim League leader Masrat Alam Bhat is undergoing detention since he was arrested after leading the 2010 uprising.