Protest against 1,200 days of lockdown in IIOJK held


An anti-India protest was staged in front of Central Press Club here on Wednesday under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat, a Kashmir Refugee Organiza-tion, on the completion of 1,200 days of the forced partition and Indian military siege in Illegally Occu-pied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) since August 5, 2019.

Protesters shouted slogans against the Indian military occupation, “Go back, Go back, India, Go back, we will take freedom from India, freedom is our right”. Speakers on the occasion said that on August 5, 2019, the Indian government forcefully divided Jammu and Kashmir against the UN resolu-tions.

They maintained that the state of Jammu and Kash-mir was an internationally recognized disputed terri-tory between India and Pakistan and India cannot unilaterally change its status by constitutional amendments. “The world has witnessed that despite the longest military siege of 1200 days, India has completely failed to crush the resistance move-ment,” they recalled.

They said that people across the state from Jammu to Ladakh and Kashmir Valley were rejecting the Indian colonial occupation. Speakers said that In-dian military aggression in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was an open state terrorism where armed forces martyred young people in fake encounters, burnt houses, and settlements to ashes, and imprisoned thousands of innocent people “In-dian armed forces cruelty and torture are such hei-nous actions that are condemned at every level in-ternationally”, they added.

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