Shutdown, restrictions continue in occupied Kashmir


Srinagar—Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed Black Day, today, to convey to the world that India’s occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is totally illegal, unjust and contrary to the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
It was on this day in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent and against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The day was marked with complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, today, call for which was given by the joint Hurriyet leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leaders had also called for holding of the first Resistance Assembly in Srinagar, today.
The occupation authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and all other major towns of the territory by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength. The authorities also continued to put Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Aasiya Andrabi and other Hurriyet leaders under house arrest or in police custody.
The actions were aimed at preventing the leaders and masses from attending the Resistance Assembly and holding anti-India demonstrations. Despite restrictions, people staged pro-freedom demonstrations in Battamaloo and Shalimar areas of Srinagar.—KMS

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