Complete shutdown in Occupied Kashmir against Indian Demographic Change Plan
Complete shutdown was observed in Indian occupied Kashmir on Thursday to protest against India's plans to construct separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and Kashmiri Pandits, harassment of Jammu Muslims and Delhi's so-called Industrial Policy in Kashmir.
All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. Call for the strike has been jointly given by the top pro-freedom leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, KMS reported.
They have also called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers, tomorrow.
The leaders said that all these Indian moves were aimed at harming the Kashmiris' ongoing freedom movement and the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir as well as effecting a change in the demographic composition of the occupied territory.
On the other hand, the occupation authorities have put Hurriyet leaders and activists including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aga Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Javaid Ahmed Mir,Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Akbar, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Mohammad Ayub Khan, Ghulam Mohammad Hurra, Manzoor Ahmad Wilhar, Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo, Zafar Habeeb, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and Shakeel Ahmad Butt under house arrest or behind the bars.
The action is aimed at preventing the leaders from leading the protests against anti-Kashmir policies of India and its puppet regime in the territory.