ISLAMABAD: Kashmiri youth on Thursday foiled an attack on leader of a Hurriyat faction Syed Ali Geelani when members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh tried to mount an assault in Delhi at a seminar on Kashmir.

Faction leader of the Kashmiri Hurriyat, Syed Ali Geelani.

The incident was followed by anti-India and pro-liberation slogans within the seminar hall, which lasted more than half an hour.

The event was organised by the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners and those who spoke on the occasion included Syed Ali Geelani, Arundhati Roy, Prof Abdur Rehman, Prof Sujatha Rao, Najeeb Bukhari, Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Varvara Rao and Dr N Venu.

The majority of speakers stressed the need for an early resolution of the Kashmir dispute while denouncing human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, Indian troops pressed attack helicopters into service during a clash with militants at Maloora Shalteng in the outskirts of Srinagar. Two Kashmiri youth were killed in the fierce gunbattle.

The authorities imposed a curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and all other districts of the valley to thwart the Lal Chowk March, the call for which had been given by the forum patronised by Syed Ali Geelani.

Indian police resorted to brute force to quell peaceful protests in Habba Kadal in Srinagar, near Cement Bridge in Baramulla town.

On the death anniversary of Agha Syed Yousuf alMoosvi alSafvi, APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan al Moosvi, said while addressing a function in Budgam that the mission of the late religious leader would continue.

The Norwegian parliament has issued a schedule to debate the Kashmir dispute from November 15, taking a serious note of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

The reports said that the Norwegian foreign miinister would release a policy statement on Kashmir after the debate.