Yaum-e-Istehsal observed across LOC » Kashmir Media Service

Curfew, curbs continue in IIOJK
Srinagar, August 05 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control, in Pakistan and the world over observed, today, the 5th of August, as Youm-e-Istehsal, to denounce illegal, immoral and unconstitutional revocation of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by Modi fascist government on this day, last year.

The day was marked by complete shutdown in the occupied territory to protest against the continued military siege and Modi regime’s nefarious demographic apartheid plans. Call for the strike was given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and supported by all pro-freedom leaders and organizations. All shops, markets and business establishments across the occupied territory were shut while public transport was off the road.

Meanwhile, the authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions in the territory to prevent people from holding anti-India protests and other pro-freedom programmes. All main roads were sealed with barbed wires. Despite curfew and restrictions, Pakistani flag was hoisted at many places in Sringar and other towns. Posters with ‘Go India Go Back’ slogans were seen pasted on walls, pillars and polls in various areas of Srinagar and Tral.

APHC General Secretary Molvi Bashir Ahmed, Young Men’s League and Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in their statements in Srinagar strongly condemned curfew and other restrictions imposed by India in the Kashmir Valley to prevent anti-India protests. Molvi Bashir Ahmed said the Kashmiris have been fighting for their basic rights for the past over 72 years and hoped that with patience and struggle they would defeat the tyranny of India. He said it was on August 5, 2019 when India caged in the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir in their houses besides lodging thousands in notorious jails.

Renowned Srinagar-based jurist and former head of the law department in the Kashmir University, Dr Sheikh Showkat in a tweet message said that Kashmiris remained besieged but not defeated. He said it is not material resources but conviction and ideology that sustain a nation through turbulent times.

Prominent Kashmiri journalist Gowahr Gilani in his TV report on one-year military siege of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir said that politics had come to a halt after the Modi government’s action on August 5, last year. He said that ground realities in Kashmir had changed to an extent that even pro-India politicians who were asking for finding out the Kashmir solution within Indian constitution had been left with no choice after this move. He said these pro-India politicians are feeling defeated, humiliated and dejected and their constant silence for one whole year is their way of protest against the decision.

On the other hand, members of Kashmiri and Pakistani community held demonstrations outside Indian embassies in all major capitals of the world and recorded their protest against the Indian actions.

Pakistan’s High Commission in London organized a day-long photo exhibition to mark one year of Military Siege in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The photos of the Kashmiri victims of Indian atrocities were put on display in the premises of the Mission.

Fifty six Kashmiri diaspora organizations from across the world in a statement issued by the Washington-based Kashmir Awareness Forum said that the events of August 5, 2019 were consistent with the ruthless occupation and suppression the people of Kashmir had suffered under the unpopular Indian rule.

An anti-India protest walk, organized by the APHC-AJK chapter, was held in Islamabad on Youm-e-Istehsal, today. The walk was conducted from State Life Building to D-Chowk to condemn the Indian act of revoking the special status of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and issuing of domicile certificates of the occupied territory to the Indian Hindus. The event was led by senior APHC-AJK leader Muhammad Farooq Rahmani.

UN Human Rights Experts in a statement issued in Geneva a year after Narendra Modi-led fascist regime revoked the special status of Kashmir called upon India and the international community to take urgent action to address the alarming human rights situation in the occupied territory.

The OIC Human Rights Commission in a tweet on Kashmir Siege Day, today, endorsed the demands of the UN Experts to investigate all cases of human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary detentions in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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