Shutdown, curbs cripple normal life in IOK

Srinagar, December 08, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew and other restrictions was observed in the territory, today, on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar. Call for the strike was given by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyet leaders to convey to the world that the so-called elections were not substitute to the right to self-determination, guaranteed by the United Nations.

The entire Civil Lines, including business hub of Polo View, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, Moulana Azad Road, Residency Road, Badshah Chowk, Lal Chowk, Gonikhan, Mahraj Bazar, Maisuma and Koker Bazar were completely cordoned off by Indian army and police. All mobile and internet services remained suspended, on the occasion.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, praised the people of Kashmir for observing successful strike on Indian Prime Minister’s visit to the Valley. The APHC rejected the Prime Minister Modi’s statement in which he referred to Kashmir as a development and administrative issue. The Hurriyet said that Kashmir was a political dispute, which needed to be resolved as per relevant resolutions of the United Nations.

The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement reiterated that the Kashmiris would continue their struggle till they achieved inalienable right to self-determination. The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik in a message from jail said that India could not claim to be a democratic country after putting almost all pro-freedom leadership in jail.

The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi in her statement said that Kashmiris looked India as an aggressor and pro-India politicians as traitors. On the other hand, an Indian trooper was injured in a grenade attack in Tral area of Pulwama District.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

The post Shutdown, curbs cripple normal life in IOK appeared first on AsiaNet-Pakistan.