Srinagar, January 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day. Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads in Srinagar and other towns of the occupied territory.
The puppet authorities have put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel have deployed in every nook and corner of the occupied territory, causing huge inconvenience to the people.The authorities have also placed Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Hilal Ahmed War, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Zafar Akbar Butt, Abdul Ahad Parra, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Abdur Rasheed Lone, Mushtaq Ajmal and Parray Hassan Firdosi under house arrest or in police custody to prevent them from leading the demonstrations.
The authorities have also snapped mobile internet services and suspended train service across occupied Kashmir. The Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Bahenji, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Jammu and Kashmir was not a part of India, therefore, New Delhi has no right to celebrate its Republic Day in the territory. She strongly denounced the detention of Hurriyat leaders including party members, Molvi Bashir Irfani and Abdur Rasheed Lone.
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