Kashmiri activists stage hunger strike to demand restoration of Article 370

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Several activists from Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday staged a hunger strike at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to press for restoration of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir that was unilaterally abrogated by the Modi government on August 05, 2019.

The demonstrators on the occasion said that the strike was aimed to demand of the Indian Supreme Court to restore the special status of the territory.

“We urge the Supreme Court of India to hear us and return the 4th August 2019 status to the people of J&K, a demonstrator, Angad, said.

“We on behalf of all Kashmiri people, as silence has been enforced there at gunpoint, come to New Delhi to be heard,” Angad said.

Among other demands the demonstrators also asked for the release all political prisoners, incarcerated under draconian laws like Public Safety Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

“We are here to highlight the ongoing situation in Kashmir. We are witnessing loss of human life, we condemn all killings. We are here to share with you the pain we undergo every day in Kashmir,” they added.—KMS

 

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