Despite worst curfew, Thousands of Kashmiris stage massive protest against India
SRINAGAR - Despite the worst curfew in occupied Kashmir , thousands of Kashmiris took to the streets to protest against India on Friday (August 23) over New Delhi’s unconstitutional move to withdraw the special status despite of the valley amid heavy paramilitary presence.
Posters appeared overnight this week in Srinagar, the Muslim-majority region’s main city, calling for a march to the office of the U.N. Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), to protest against India’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir state’s special autonomy.
Hurriyat leaders have called for all Kashmiris to leave their homes after Friday prayers, calling for a strong protest against India’s unconstitutional move, in which thousands of Kashmiri men, women, elders and children took to the streets raising flags of Pakistan and chanting Shahada “Allah is one”.
On Friday, protesters came out in the lanes of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Srinagar, and said they would continue their fight for independence till their last breath.