Muzaffarabad chalo

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Muzaffarabad chalo (Urdu: مظفر آباد چلو‎; Go to Muzaffarabad) refers to a call that was given by a co-ordination committee (a conglomerate of both factions of Hurriyat composed of Hurriyat (M) and Hurriyat (G), JKLF, Kashmir Bar Association and Kashmir Traders Federation) on 11 August 2008 when the people of Indian-administrated Kashmir were appealed to march to Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan, in retaliation of the economic blockade of the Kashmir valley.[1] On 11 August 2008, a huge population of India occupied Kashmir was leading towards Muzaffarabad through Srinagar – Muzaffarabad National Highway via Baramulla. The procession was a result of a call by the Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani. 2008 was a critical year for Kashmir, Amarnath Land Issue arose the level of unrest and agitation in the valley. The people – men, women, children and old from all the parts of valley – were marching towards the line of control (LOC) via national highway. The procession was led by Shabir Shah and Sheikh Abdul Aziz. The procession of 100,000 people was blocked at Chahlu, a place about 45 km before the LOC, by police and CRPF but the forces couldn't control the huge crowd and thus opened fire. In the firing, leader Sheikh Aziz and four other people were killed. The procession was blocked and people turned back but the killings acted as fuel to fire and contributed to due unrest in the Kashmir valley.

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  1. ^ "Mirwaiz under house arrest". The Hindu. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2013.