Youm-e-Istehsal: Shutdown, Black Day observed in occupied Kashmir

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Youm-e-Istehsal: Shutdown, Black Day observed in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control, in Pakistan and all over the world observed Black Day today, to convey a message to India and the international community that they reject New Delhi’s illegal actions taken on this day in 2019.

A complete shutdown was observed. While security across IIOJK was beefed up to thwart a march towards the Lal Chowk in Srinagar, that was aimed at registering protest against Narendra Modi government’s illegal actions of August 05, 2019.

More Indian troops along with the flying squad were deployed at Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View and the areas around the city centre to prevent the march towards Lal Chowk. Random checking of vehicles and frisking of people was done.

Barricades were erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar. Riot control vehicles were also kept on standby in some areas of the city. Patrolling was intensified at district headquarters and close vigil is being maintained on the movement of people.

Modi-led Modi regime in gross violation of the UN resolutions and international law revoked the special status of IIOJK and put the territory under military siege.

Call for the observance of the Black Day, shutdown and the march was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference as part of Ashra-e-Muzahamat, 10-Day Resistance calendar.

The day was marked by complete shutdown, civil curfew and blackout between 8:00pm to 8:30pm as part of the beginning of Ashra-e-Muzahamat, 10-Day Resistance, calendar released by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar.

A march towards Lal Chowk was conducted today . Black flags were displayed while special prayers were offered in the evening on each day of the Ashra-e-Muzahamat. Protest rallies were organised against the widespread killings, custodial disappearances, arbitrary detentions, molestation of women and vandalizing of residential houses by Indian forces in the occupied territory.