Complete shutdown observed in Occupied Kashmir against Indian plan to change demography of held territory through constitutional amendment
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, on Saturday, against the Indian plans to abrogate Article 35-A of its Constitution to convert Muslim majority of the territory into minority.
Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders of the occupied territory.
The strike was also aimed at condemning the ongoing killing spree by Indian forces and the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in the occupied valley while traffic was off the road.
Strike was also observed in Bhadarwah, Doda, Kishtwar, Gandoh and Thathri areas of Jammu region.
In a statement in Srinagar, Chairman Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq warned that the people of occupied Kashmir will hit the streets if Article 35A was abrogated.
Members of Kashmir civil society at a round-table conference in Srinagar decided to send a memorandum to the UN Secretary General, all permanent members of the UN Security Council and member states of OIC to apprise them about the anti-Kashmir nefarious designs of India.