Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing India’s Independence Day as Black Day on Tuesday.
Curfew and other restrictions have been imposed across the territory, particularly in Srinagar where the main function of India’s Independence Day is to be held, today. Bakshi Stadium, the main venue for the day celebrations, has been sealed in the name of security.
In Lal Chowk area, at least 10 check-points have been set up to carry out search and frisking operations. All routes leading to the venue have been officially sealed and no vehicle is allowed to pass through the routes leading to the venue.
Army and CRPF personnel have been deployed on Srinagar- Jammu highway stretch from Sonwar to Bijbehera and on Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
Meanwhile, the joint resistance leadership has strongly condemned the killing of civilians Muhammad Yasin Butt and Owais Ahmed Dar by Indian troops in Shopian.
Pakistan to continue highlighting Indian atrocities against people of Kashmir at Int’l fora
Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says Pakistan will continue to highlight grave human rights violations by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir at all international fora.
In his tweets, he strongly condemned continuous killing of innocent and hapless Kashmiris with impunity.
He said continuous bloodshed of Kashmiris, illegal detention, and threat to lives of Kashmiri leaders violate UN Charter, international conventions and right to life.
The Foreign Office spokesman reaffirmed Pakistan ‘s unflinching support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for self-determination.