Shutdown in IOK on 53rd consecutive day

Shutdown in IOK on 53rd consecutive day

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Complete shutdown marked by clashes, forceful anti-India and pro-freedom protests and rallies, is being observed across the Kashmir Valley on the 53rd consecutive day.

The shutdown is being observed on the appeal of joint Hurriyet leadership that has extended the protest calendar till September 1 asking people to continue protests against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir,reported Kashmir Media Service (KMS).

All business establishments, educational institutions are closed, while traffic is off the road in the Valley including Srinagar on the 53rd consecutive day, today.

Despite restrictions, people came out of their houses and held anti-India protest demonstrations across the occupied territory. Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Bandipora town early today morning. Residents of Ajas and Saidnura areas also took to the streets against the highhandedness of

Indian armed forces.

People in large number held a peaceful demonstration in Hathlangoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district. The protesters including women and elderly strongly denounced the Indian atrocities in the occupied territory.

As many as 86 people have been killed and over 11,000 injured in the ongoing uprising erupted on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, was killed by Indian forces in Kokernag area of Islamabad district.