SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) against the Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert the Muslim majority into minority of the valley.
The strike has another perspective also to protest against the continued killing of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces.
The call for strike was given by Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Also, the locals and the activists of political and social organizations demonstrated at the Parade Ground Park in Poonch to raise voices against PDP-BJP regime’s attempts to fiddle with Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution.
However, in South Kashmir, forceful demonstrations took place in Srinagar, Budgam, Sopore, Islamabad, Bijbehara, Kulgam, Pulwama, Tral, Shopian, Pattan, Hajin, Bandipore and the other territories against the killing spree by Indian troops.
The protesters were led by Hurriyat leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Umar Aadil Dar and Noor Muhammad Kalwal.
Protesters raised pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Pakistani flags were also waved at various places.
Indian police resorted to brute force on the protesters in many areas, injuring several of them. The puppet authorities continued to put Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mukhtar Ahmed Waza under house arrest or in custody to stop them from leading the protests.
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