Srinagar, August 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have broken all past records of longest curfew and other restrictions by continuing to enforce them for the 51st consecutive day, today, in the territory.
Restrictions on the movement of people, public and goods transport remained in force in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora, Shopian, Kupwara, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal and Islamabad districts and parts of Jammu region. However, people defied curfew in several areas and came out of their houses and held anti-India and pro-freedom protest demonstrations. Several people were injured in clashes erupted in Islamabad town against the arrest of Kashmiri youth. The forces’ personnel barged into the houses in adjoining Dabruna village, ransacked the houses and harassed the inmates.
The High Court Bar Association at a meeting in Srinagar, today, reiterated that the Kashmir dispute could only be resolved through implementation of the United Nation Security Council resolutions.
Complete shutdown was observed in Rajouri, Poonch and adjoining areas against the civilian killings in Kashmir and to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, where 86 people have been killed in forces’ action during the past 51 days.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the arrest of APHC leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai from his house in Srinagar. The police also arrested social and political activist Advocate Hassan Babur Nehru in Faridabad area of Doda district under black law Public Safety Act.
Meanwhile, in a latest development, Radio Kashmir Srinagar for the first time went off the air yesterday and consequently several programs could not be broadcast. The incident happened before the scheduled march called by the joint Hurriyet leadership towards government-run radio and TV stations.
Human Rights Watch South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly in an interview with a Srinagar-based English daily asked India to probe excessive and indiscriminate use of force leading to scores of fatalities and hundreds of injuries to the protesters. She also expressed concern over the deployment of Indian troops in schools.
On the other hand, various civil society groups organized a candlelight vigil in Delhi to express solidarity with the Kashmiris who are facing ceaseless brutalities at the hands of Indian forces for demanding their inalienable right to self-determination.
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