Kashmiris On Both Sides Of LoC Observes Indian Independence Day As Black Day
Muhammad Irfan 4 months ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 08:56 PM
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the Indian independence day on Thursday as black day to convey the message to the international community that they rejected India's illegal occupation of their motherland
The occupation authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley on the 12th day, Thursday, to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.
The Indian authorities had been maintaining a strict clampdown in the Kashmir valley since the night of 4th August � a day before the Narendra Modi government's decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Almost all the Hurriyat leaders, including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, continued to be under house arrest or in jails. Over 900 political leaders and workers including even pro-India politicians like Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, Sajjad Lone and Shah Faesal were also detained.
Due to severe blockade, a famine-like situation is emerging as people are facing severe shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines. The Indian occupied Kashmir represents a humanitarian crisis in all its manifestations.