| GEO World|
| Pak flags hoisted in IHK; Hurriyat leader arrested|
| Updated at: 1725 PST, Friday, August 14, 2009|
SRINAGAR: The green flags of Pakistan were hoisted in various areas of Indian held Kashmir on the Independence Day of Pakistan; while, Hurriyat leader Yasmeen Raja has been arrested.
According to Kashmir Media Service, people took to streets in various Sri Nagar areas including Habba Kadal, Raj Bagh and Khanqa-e-Mualla and raised slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, ‘Jeway Jeway Pakistan’ and ‘Hum kia chahtey hein—azaadi’ with Pak flags raised in the air.
Kashmiri youth resorted to fireworks in happiness on the Independence Day of Pakistan.
Meantime, Hurriyat leader Yasmeen Raja was arrested when she attended a ceremony held to celebrate the national day of Pakistan. Raja also hoisted the national flag of Pakistan on her office.
Indian police arrested some other women as well.
Various separatist organisations on Thursday congratulated people of Pakistan on its 62nd independence day and also appealed masses to observe complete shutdown on August 15.
Congratulating people of Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference (M) in a statement said, “We all pray for the peace and stability of Pakistan.”
Hurriyat (M) appealed masses to observe complete shutdown on August 15 against what it termed continued Indian occupation in Kashmir.
Tehreek-I-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir spokesperson in a statement said: “Pakistan is the result of sacrifices of lakhs of people. Pakistan is the centre of hopes of Muslims throughout the world. Every Muslim is concerned about the safety and security of this great nation.”
The spokesperson further said: “Pakistan is battling against odds. Muslims around the globe are praying for peace and stability of the nation.”
THJK has appealed masses to observe August 14 as prayer day and August 15 as black day.
The party also condemned the fudging of DNA samples of Shopian rape and murder victims.
“It is a clear indication that the government is continuously trying to hide the real culprits and just lengthening the case by involving CBI,” the statement read.
In a separate statement, Muslim League said: “Pakistan has always been our friend and helped us at all crucial junctures. The support of Pakistan is still necessary and we congratulate the nation for its 62nd independence anniversary.”
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chief organizer Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate said: “We express greetings to people and government of Pakistan and pray for peace and stability and integrity of the nation. We wish for a strong and vibrant Pakistan backing Kashmiris in their just struggle for independence and right of self-determination. We hope that Pakistan will continue with its moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris.”
Dar also appealed masses to observe August 15 as ‘black day’ and observe complete shutdown.
Meanwhile, JKLF (R) has strongly condemned the fudging of DNA samples in Shopian case.
Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement also congratulated Pakistan and appealed masses to observe strike on 15 August.
Tehreek Wahadt-e-Islami has also called up for making Youm-e-Pakistan a success.
Wahadat spokesman said, “The Youm-e-Pakistan would be observed across Kashmir as Youm-e-Dua for Pakistan.”