SRINAGAR -UNS – The Indian authorities in occupied Kashmir have imposed curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar and other major towns to prevent Million March on the ocassion of Prime Minister (PM) Nerender Modi s visit.
The march call was given by a forum patronized by veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and has been supported by other pro-freedom leaders against the Modi’s visit to Kashmir Valley.
The so-called security agencies have deployed heavy contingents of Indian troops and policemen across the territory to bar locals from reaching Srinagar’s TRC ground while all roads leading to the venue have also been sealed.
The authorities have adopted every possible step to refrain the Kashmiris from marching towards Srinagar but despite all the restrictions, people are demonstrating anti-India protests in Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Bandipore, Pampore and other areas.
As a consequence of resisting, intense clashes between Indian forces and the protesters are going on in Singhpora Pattan and in Bandipora town.
On the other hand, the frightened Indian government has continued to detain all Hurriyet leaders in their houses or police stations to prevent them from participating in the march. Member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has also been placed under house confinement in Srinagar to stop him from taking out a rally against Modi.
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The police during house raids also arrested Hurriyet activists, Arshid Aziz, Muhammad Ayub Naikoo, Tanveer Ahmad and Imtiyaz Ahmad and raided their residences in all parts of Kashmir Valley.The arrest of leaders and activists is part of the crackdown on Hurriyet leaders to foil the Million March to be conducted in Srinagar.
Over 2,000 Hurriyet leaders and activists including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Aasiya Andrabi, Fareeda Bahenji, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Abdul Ahad Para, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Yaseen Attai, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Mohammad Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Mohammad Shafi Rishi, Mir Hafeezullah, Raja Merajudin Kalwal, Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Hilal Ahmad War, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Moulvi Bashir Ahmad, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Showket Ahmad Bakhshi, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Shahid-ul-Islam and Fahmeeda Sofi have been detained in their houses or police stations to stop them from leading the march.
Meanwhile, mobile phone and internet services all across the Srinagar have been suspended in a connection with Modi’s visit whereas close circuit cameras have also been installed at many places for monitoring.
The police and paramilitary personnel have called on to perform duties on check points at many places and along Srinagar-Jammu Highway. All the vehicles passing through these check points are being thoroughly searched.