New Delhi, October 29 (KMS): The Indian civil society organized a protest in New Delhi, today, to express its solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

The protest organized at Jantar Mantar was participated by people from all walks of life including artists, academics and students.

Representatives from various political parties and members of civil society spoke at the protest.

The speakers were of the view that Kashmir has seen an unprecedented media and communications lockdown, which has lasted more than two months. They said that there is an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the entire Kashmir Valley.

The speakers said that Kashmiris had been denied the basic civil liberties and freedoms of expression, information, assembly and movement. They said that the Indian forces had detained thousands of people including politicians, journalists, teachers, students and children while civilians were being tortured and ruthlessly beaten and subjected to electric shocks.

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