India intensifie restrictions in IIOJK ahead of Republic Day celebrations

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian authorities have intensified restrictions in the name of “high security” across the territory, particularly in Jammu region, ahead of Indian Republic Day celebrations.

The personnel of Indian army, Border Security Force, and Village Defense Guards have been deployed in all district areas along the Line of Control and night patrolling is being conducted in Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Kathua, Samba and Kishtwar districts.

Night curfew has been imposed in Samba district for two months, officials. Checking and frisking have also been increased in Jammu and Kathua districts.

It is worth mentioning here that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world observe January 26, the Indian Republic Day, as Black Day, every year, in protest against India’s continued denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people.—KMS