Indian Authorities ban Friday prayers in Occupied Kashmir

Indian Authorities ban Friday prayers in Occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Indian Authorities have banned Friday prayers in Occupied Kashmir .

Military and police in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) further tightened curfew and other restrictions on Friday to prevent people from coming out for Friday prayers and then conducting a march towards the UN office at Sonawar in Srinagar against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of IHK.

A call for the march was given by the resistance leaders through posters appearing in held Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley. The leaders had urged every young, old, men and women to join the march to convey to India and the world that the Kashmiris would not accept Indian occupation over their territory and Hindu culture.

The authorities converted the Kashmir Valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying Indian troops and paramilitary personnel in every nook and corner. The Indian troops blocked all roads by erecting barricades and using concertina wires and confined the people to their homes to stop them from coming out on roads to protest against Indian aggression.

However, people repeatedly flouted the curfew and other restrictions and staged protests. Clashes between protesters and Indian troops were reported from several places and Indian military personnel used pellet guns and teargas to disperse protesters.