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Indian police forcibly stop Kashmir Solidarity march in IOJ&K
November 30, 2019

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In occupied Kashmir, Indian police forcibly stopped at Ramban a Kashmir Solidarity march being conducted by 30 members of 11 socio-political organisations from Jammu to Srinagar to show unity with people of Kashmir Valley who are under strict military lockdown since 5th of August.

The march started from Jammu on last Tuesday and was to conclude in Srinagar on Sunday.

However, when it reached at Ramban, Indian police intercepted the participants and stopped them to proceed further.

The organisers were not even allowed to address a press conference after they were stopped at Ramban.

Talking to reporters, a former member of so-called Kashmir Assembly and Working President of Bangladesh-Bharat-Pakistan Forum, Dr Sunilam said journalists and participants were manhandled by the police officials at Ramban.

He said on one hand Members of European Parliament were taken to Srinagar to showcase normal situation in the Kashmir Valley while on the other, the representatives of 11 organisations were stopped which shows that nothing was normal there.

After stopping the participants, the Indian police forcibly sent them back to Jammu.

The environment of fear and uncertainty continues to prevail due to heavy deployment of Indian troops and police personnel.

People continue to suffer immensely owing to restrictions imposed under section 144 and suspension of prepaid mobile and internet services.

On the other hand, several Hurriyat leaders have been asked to appear before court in connection with a false case registered against them in 1998.

The leaders who have been asked to appear before the court include Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi and Shahid-ul-Islam.

Most of these leaders are either lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail and other jails or under house arrest.

A Delhi-based organization of Kashmiri Pandits, the Reconciliation, Return & Rehabilitations of Jammu & Kashmir Migrants, strongly reacted to recent statement of an Indian diplomat in US in which he said Indian government would follow Israeli model to settle Hindus in occupied Kashmir.

In a statement, the organization deplored that it was very unfortunate that ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is misusing plight of their community to score points over the Kashmir dispute.

A Kashmiri truck driver, Mohammed Maqbool, was beaten by Indian police without any reason on the Expressway in Faridabad in the Indian state of Haryana.