Complete shutdown in IOK on Narendra Modi’s visit

Oct 23rd, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory. Narendra Modi had said that he would spend Diwali, a Hindu festival, in Srinagar.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and supported by other Hurriyet leaders and organisations. The business and day-to-day activities remain suspended while the people in the flood-devastated Kashmir Valley preferring to stay inside their makeshift shelters due to the shutdown.

Meanwhile, Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar and other major towns of the occupied territory to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations. The puppet authorities have placed the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Ayaz Akbar and Altaf Ahmed Shah under house arrest to prevent them from leading the demonstrations.

Srinagar city is giving a deserted look and only the troops and police personnel can be seen patrolling the streets.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has reached Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, to celebrate Diwali with the Indian troops as he embarks on his tight scheduled Diwali day.

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