On the occasion of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), a complete shutdown is being held in the region as a gesture of protest against India’s illegal occupation of the state.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for the strike in order to send a strong message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Kashmiris reject India’s illegal occupation of their homeland and that they will continue their struggle until they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination.
In response to the APHC’s call, anti-India demonstrations will be organized in Azad Kashmir as well as major capitals throughout the world by the Kashmiri diaspora to protest Indian atrocities in Kashmir.
More posters have appeared at various locations around Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a murderer of Kashmiris and a traitor to humanity.
The occupation authorities have, in the meantime, increased the number of Indian troops and police officers posted throughout the occupied territory, particularly in the Jammu region, under the guise of so-called security measures in advance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.
On the routes of all major cities and towns, as well as the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the forces’ officers are randomly inspecting vehicles and frisking passengers at checkpoints that have sprung up all over the place. The police and soldiers are employing closed-circuit television cameras to keep an eye on the flow of people. Sharpshooters have been stationed in high-rise buildings, and drone cameras and sniffer dogs have been sent in to assist in the investigation. Hundreds of motorcycles have been seized by Indian authorities in various parts of Srinagar.