Over 2 dozen Hurriyat activists shifted from Srinagar to Agra » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities arrested over two dozen Hurriyat activists and airlifted them to Agra from Srinagar to prevent demonstrations in the territory against the repeal of Article 370 by India.

The arrested Hurriyat leaders were taken in a special plane of Indian Air Force to Uttar Pradesh and lodged in Agra Central Jail.

Reports said that these detainees have been shifted outside the occupied territory by labeling them as “potential stone pelters”.

The Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi had put occupied Kashmir under military siege ahead of the announcement on Monday (August 05) to repeal the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted Jammu and Kashmir a special status.

On the other hand, Indian National Congress Member Parliament and former Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Kashmir Congress chief, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, were detained at the Srinagar airport and were sent back to Delhi. The two Congress leaders were stopped from entering the occupied territory Kashmir.

The Indian authorities are concerned that allowing political leaders to interact with the Kashmiris may flare up tension in the region that is seeing an unprecedented lockdown.

Occupied Kashmir is facing a complete lockdown since August 04, a day before the Indian Parliament passed a resolution to scrap Article 370. Strict curfew and other restrictions have been imposed amid deployment of additional troop in the occupied territory.

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