SRINAGAR – In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed today, to register protest against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory.
Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.
Meanwhile, the occupation authorities have put many Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War, Javaid Ahmed Mir and Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations.
The authorities have also suspended mobile internet and train services in the occupied territory.
Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum, Peoples Political Party and Hurriyat leader, Zafar Akbar Butt, in their statements strongly denounced detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hilal Ahmed War and other Hurriyat leaders and activists.
Indian police arrested three youth from Sopore area of Baramulla district labeling them as over-ground workers of a mujahid organization.
On the other hand, Pakistani wives of many former mujahideen staged a protest at the Press Enclave in Srinagar.
The protesting women were holding banners reading we are Pakistanis and send us back.
In Islamabad, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter staged a protest demonstration outside Indian High Commission, today, to register protest against Narendra Modi’s visit to occupied Kashmir.