In occupied Kashmir, complete strike was observed against the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists, call for which had been given by veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. The occupation authorities have arrested several Hurriyet leaders and activists during peaceful protest demonstrations detaining them in different jails under draconian law, Public Safety Act. According to KMS, The illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders include Muhammad Ashraf Sehraee, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarat Alam Butt, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Abdul Ahad Para, Yasmeen Raja and Zaffar Akbar Butt Reacting to the statement of Indian Home Secretary regarding 25 percent cut of troops in the occupied territory, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader; Syed Ali Gilani termed it as a bid to hoodwink the world community. He reiterated his demand of complete withdrawal of troopers from occupied Kashmir. APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in his statement said that the people of Kashmir have been hearing similar announcements in the past but the situation on the ground had remained unchanged. APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Sheikh Mohammad Hassan asked India to completely withdraw its troops and stop gross rights abuses in the Valley.