APHC calls for complete shutdown on Indian President’s visit to IIOJK

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for a complete shutdown on the proposed visit of the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, who also commands the armed forces and is the supreme authority of the Indian system of jurispru-dence including the draconian laws, to the territory.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed the freedom-loving people of Kashmir to impose civil curfew on Tuesday (July 27) as the visit is tantamount to rub salt to the bleed-ing wounds of Kashmiris, who under the worst kind of military siege, especially since 5th August 2019, have been deprived of all fundamental rights.

“Ruthless genocide, custodial killings, arbitrary detentions, untold atrocities, loot, plunder, vandaliz-ing residential houses and frequent cordon and search operations with impunity have become a routine matter in the territory.

In this gruesome situation, any visit of an Indian dignitary encourages its forces to tighten the prevailing military siege and inflict carnage and havoc on the freedom-loving people,” he added.

The spokesman appealed to the freedom-loving people of Kashmir, including employees, Bar Asso-ciations, intellectuals, transporters, businessmen, students and labourers, to support the shutdown call and register strong protest against the Indian imperi-alism and all its ill-designs to suppress the Kash-miris’ legitimate resistance movement and their struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.—KMS

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