SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Leaders Held protest in Srinagar over hanging of Yaqoob Memon. Chairman of APHC (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today reiterated Geelani’s statement, alleging that hanging of Yaqoob Memon was the murder of humanity done by Indian Judiciary. Geelani went on to the extent of saying that Yakub was hanged beacuse he was a muslim. “If this country is secular, then men involved in the Gujarat riots or blasts on mosques should also meet the same fate.”, Geelani said. Mirwaiz Umar added fuel to the fire by acting as a mouthpiece for Geelani. He said this statement during friday congregation prayers at Jamia Masjid.
Later in the evening Funeral Prayers in Absentia were held for the convicted Terrorist.
Members of Kashmiri women’s separatist groups, Dukhtaran-e-Milat, (DeM) and Muslim Khawateen Markaz also staged a protest demonstration against the hanging of 1993 Bombay serial bombing convict, Yakub Memon. Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on 30 July 2015