Occupied Kashmir echoes with slogan of PM Imran Khan and freedom after UNGA Speech, Indian Military crackdown
*SRINAGAR: Occupied Kashmir echoes with slogan of PM Imran Khan and freedom after UN General Assembly session, Indian Military crackdown against the youth to avoid spread of sentiments. *
In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), Military tightened restrictions on people’s movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests triggered after a speech by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM Imran, in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, warned there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its restrictions in IOK which have been in force since it revoked the region’s decades-old autonomy in August and detained thousands of people.
Soon after the speech, hundreds of Kashmiris came out of their homes, shouting slogans in support of the premier late on Friday night and calling for the independence of Kashmir.
On Saturday, police vans fitted with speakers made public announcements in some parts of Srinagar about movement restrictions, while additional troops were deployed to prevent any protests, according to officials and two witnesses.
The troops also blocked access to the main business centre of Srinagar with razor wire.