Complete shutdown in Indian occupied Kashmir on 99th consecutive day
ISLAMABAD (APP): Complete shutdown, in occupied Kashmir, was observed in all districts of the Kashmir Valley on the 99th consecutive day.
All the educational institutions, petrol pumps, business and other establishments remained closed, while traffic was off the road. People including women and schoolboys defying restrictions held anti-India protest demonstrations in many areas. Many people were injured after Indian police used brute force and fired pallets on anti-India protest rallies in Shopian, Kupwara, Bandipora, Badgam and Islamabad districts,Kashmir Media Service reported.
Indian armed forces' personnel attacked many areas of Bandipora and Bijbehara, vandalized houses and damaged property worth millions of rupees. The forces also set paddy crops on fire.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Hurriyet leaders Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Mir Shahid Saleem and Syed Saleem Gilani in their statements praised the unanimous support extended by Pakistani political leadership from across the aisle to the Kashmiris' struggle for freedom.
The family members of APHC Chief Organizer Altaf Ahmed Shah told mediamen in Srinagar that the health of ailing detained leader was deteriorating with each passing day.
Hurriyet leaders and organizations including the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Jamaat-e-Islami, Democratic Freedom Party, Salvation Movement and Nahida Nasreen in their statements condemned the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi and Fahmeeda Sofi in Srinagar. They said that the arrest would not weaken the ongoing freedom movement.