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Shutdown in IOK tomorrow on Narendra Modi’s visit

Srinagar,
February 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be
observed, tomorrow, to register protest against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra
Modi’s visit to the territory. Call for the shutdown has been given by the
Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and
Muhammad Yasin Malik. Narendra Modi is visiting Srinagar, Ladakh and Jammu to
lay foundation stones of developmental projects.

The JRL
in a statement issued in Srinagar said that five years of Narendra Modi’s rule
were marred with tyranny and oppression in occupied Kashmir. It said that a
person who in his pursuit to crush Kashmiris’ genuine demand for right to
self-determination ordered killings, arrests, destruction of properties and
other oppressive tactics deserved to be welcomed only with protest.

Meanwhile,
the occupation authorities have beefed up the so-celled security across
occupied Kashmir ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit by deploying Indian police and
troops in strength in Srinagar, Jammu and other areas. The troops and police
personnel after setting up security check-points in different areas are
conducting thorough checking and frisking of vehicles and commuters.

The
authorities have also put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz
Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Hilal Ahmed War
under house arrest or in custody to prevent them from leading anti-India
demonstrations on Narendra Modi’s visit. The authorities have also confined the
Chairman of Awami Ittehad Party, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, to his residence.

The
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in
Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the two youth martyred by Indian troops in
Pulwama district, yesterday. He said that the Indian oppression had left the
Kashmiri youth with no other option than resisting India’s military and
forcible occupation of their homeland.

Several
people including a woman were injured after Indian troops used brute force on
peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against a cordon and search
operation by the Indian forces in Tral town, today. Ruwa Shah, the daughter of
illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, in a statement to the
media said that the health condition of her father had deteriorated due to
denial of proper medical care to him by the authorities of New Delhi’s Tihar
Jail, despite court orders.

On the
other hand, the UK has rejected India’s request to disallow holding of the
proposed hosting of Pakistan-backed conference on Kashmir in British Parliament
in London on Monday. A spokesperson of British High Commission in New Delhi
told India Today that UK Members of Parliament are independent of government
and it is for individual members to decide who they meet and for what purpose.
The conference being organised in the House of Commons by the All Party
Parliamentary Group on Pakistan is aimed at highlighting the Kashmir dispute
and the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in
occupied Kashmir.

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information, contact:

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Media Service

Phone:
+92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549

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+92-51-4861736

Email:
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