SRINAGAR – Massive protests were held across Occupied Kashmir after Friday prayers in which Indian troops use brute force resulting into serious injuries to scores.
People of the occupied Kashmir held forceful demonstrations in different areas on Friday to register their protest against the Indian occupation and repeal of special status of the territory by India.
As the Jumma congregational prayers culminated, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory and raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The protesters at several places were subjected to brute force by Indian police and troops. Many demonstrators sustained injuries in the brutal actions of forces’ personnel, according to Kashmir Media Service. The authorities did not allow people to offer Jumma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and many other major mosques or shrines in the Kashmir Valley for the 10th consecutive week since 5th August.
Vowing to continue their freedom struggle despite all odds, they thanked Pakistani people and Prime Minister Imran Khan for supporting their just cause and expressing solidarity with them.
In Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter held a protest demonstration outside the UN office against the continued lockdown and communications blockade imposed by India in occupied Kashmir . A memorandum addressed to the UN Secretary General was presented to the office.
Meanwhile, life remains badly hit the held region on siege on 68th consecutive day of military lockdown as all shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed and public transport off the road.