Black day observed against Modi's visit to IOK

Black day observed against Modi's visit to IOK

Srinagar: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control held protest demonstrations against the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to Occupied Kashmir.

Prime Minister Modi visited Srinagar today to inaugurate Kishan Ganga Dam .

In occupied Kashmir, black day, marked by complete shutdown, was observed, today, in protest against the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory.

All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road. Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

They had also asked people to march towards the historic Lal Chowk of Srinagar to register their resentment against the Indian Prime Minister’s visit. However, the puppet authorities resorted to imposition of strict restrictions in Srinagar and detention of Hurriyat leaders to prevent the march.

Srinagar and other towns of the occupied territory gave a deserted look and at some places people had hoisted black flags on the rooftops of their houses and at vantage points.

The authorities sealed all roads leading to Lal Chowk and deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Srinagar and all other major towns of the occupied territory.

Despite restrictions, Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi and Ghulam Nabi Waseem led a demonstration in downtown Srinagar against the visit of the Indian Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more youth at Brinjal Vilgam in Handwara area of Kupwara district.

Rallies and protest demonstrations were also held throughout Azad Kashmir to condemn the massive human right violations by Indian military and paramilitary forces in the occupied valley.

In Muzaffarabad, a protest demonstration organized by Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir and International Forum for Justice and Human Rights was held at Burhan Muzaffar Wani Shaheed chowk today.

The protesters were holding black flags in their hands, raising vociferous slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narrinder Modi’s visit to the occupied territory.

Addressing the participants, speakers belonging to different political and social organizations urged UN and other international organizations to play their due role in resolving the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

Later, a protest rally was taken out from Burhan Muzaffar Wani Shaheed chowk which passed through main secretariat road and culminated at Alamdar Chowk. AFP