SRINAGAR (NNI) - Several areas were rocked by forceful demonstrations to protest against the decision of an Indian court awarding death sentence to three persons including two Kashmiris. The demonstrations held in Hyderpora, Khan Sahib Badgam, Ganderbal, Hajan, Baramulla, Sopore, Shopian and other areas after Juma prayers were also aimed at drawing world attention towards the prolonged illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists, reports Kashmir Media Service. Several people were injured when Indian police resorted to heavy baton charge and excessive teargas shelling to disperse demonstrators in Ganderbal, Khan Sahib Badgam and Hajan areas. The police took in custody dozens of people at different places. The authorities arrested the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and lodged him in Humhama police station. He had to lead the protest demonstrations and address a public gathering in Ganderbal. He was not even allowed to offer Juma prayers. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a big gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level and that Kashmiri people were determined to continue their liberation struggle till its logical end. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, addressing his party workers at Thanamandi in Rajouri, said that Kashmir was an issue related to the political destiny of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the Chairman of Kashmir Centre Brussels, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl emphasised that Kashmir was the core dispute between Pakistan and India. They stressed the need to incorporate Kashmiris genuine leadership with the talks process between the two countries. Mirwaiz announces programme for martyrdom week In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has announced the weeklong programme to pay homage to Kashmiri martyrs. According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a public gathering in Srinagar, said that 'Martyrdom Week would be observed from Sunday (May 16) to Saturday (May 22) and it would be marked with road shows, seminars and Fateha Khawani. He said that a road show on Sunday would start from Aali Masjid and conclude at Lal Bazaar in Srinagar. On Monday, there will be recitation of Quran at Mirwaiz Manzil and later a road show in the evening. On Tuesday, a seminar will be organized at the APHC headquarters. On Thursday, the APHC will organise a blood donation camp in the vicinity of Jamia Masjid, he added. The APHC Chairman maintained people would massively march towards Eidgah on May 21 (Friday) to pay tributes to the martyrs. Mirwaiz said that on Saturday, the APHC would organise a public gathering at the main Chowk Handwara. He asked people to participate in large numbers in the programmes to make the Martyrdom Week a success. The APHC Chairman said that the people of Kashmir were fighting for their freedom from Indian bondage. Subsidies and contracts can not be any price for our honor and dignity. People have not rendered sacrifices for concessions. We are fighting for freedom, Mirwaiz said. Reacting strongly to the recent anti-movement statement of puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Mirwaiz said, We are striving for our right to self-determination. The economic prosperity and progress talked about by the Chief Minister is not possible without resolution of the Kashmir dispute.