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Curfew enters 19th day as march towards UN office in IOK today

Curfew enters 19th day as march towards UN office in IOK today
August 23, 2019
SRINAGAR (929 News) – In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), people while defying curfew and lockdown imposed by the occupation authorities will conduct a march towards the UN office at Sonawar in Srinagar after Friday prayers, today, against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of IoK. According to the KMS, call for the march has been given by the Resistance leaders through posters appearing in Srinagar and other parts of the valley. The leaders have urged every young, old, men and women to join the march to convey to India and the world that the Kashmiris would not accept Indian occupation over their territory and Hindu culture. The march is also aimed at resisting the Indian attempt to change the demography of Kashmir through settlement of the outsiders in the territory. The clerics will raise the issue during their Friday sermons. Meanwhile, curfew and communication blackout entered the 19th consecutive day, today, further worsening the miseries of the besieged population across the territory. Vehicular as well as pedestrian movement remains blocked with barricades and concertina wires on roads and streets guarded by thousands of Indian troops. Meanwhile, youth defied curfew and other restrictions came out at various places and protested against the abrogation of Article 370. Scores of people were injured when troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Srinagar and other areas of the valley. The authorities also continue to impose information blockade as TV channels and internet links are snapped and restrictions on media continue since August 5 when BJP’s government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Schools in the Kashmir Valley continue to give an empty look as parents have refused to risk the lives of their children. The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu warned the world community of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the territory.