Curfew announced in Srinagar for two days

Yolanda Curtis
August 4, 2020

Pakistan will observe 'Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir' (Day of Exploitation in occupied Kashmir) on August 5, to mark one year of Indian government's move of scrapping special status of the valley.

"I laud your efforts and God willing, victory will be yours", he said.

An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols during a security lockdown in August 2019, after the Indian government stripped the Himalayan state's semi-autonomous powers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.

He added that a clear message is being sent to Indian government that Kashmiris have rejected Indian actions of August 5 and struggle of innocent Kashmiris for right to self-determination will continue until they get freedom.

"The people of Pakistan will raise voice and flags in support of oppressed Kashmiri people on Wednesday".

The foreign minister regretted that the Kashmiris were not allowed to offer Eid-ul-Adha prayers and sacrifice animals.

His remarks came during a visit to the Chirikot sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Following the visit, SAPM Yusuf said he was "so proud of our armed forces for defending Kashmiris against constant Indian aggression and CFVs (ceasefire violations)".

He said no Kashmiri was ready to accept India's decision to annex occupied Kashmir.

A tribute to the courageous people of Kashmir and their relentless struggle for Freedom.

This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on July 31.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed direct rule last Aug 5, promising peace and prosperity after three decades of violence that have seen tens of thousands of people killed in an anti-India uprising.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that all Kashmiris have rejected outright India's decision to annex occupied Kashmir on August 5 past year, stressing that while New Delhi has been able to suppress Kashmiris' voices, their "minds remain free".

Former chief minister of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJK) Mehbooba Mufti accused New Delhi of heightening security and surveillance "to ensure that anger and frustration felt by people here remain hidden".

"Suddenly, there is heightened security and surveillance in the valley".

Though the statement comes from Mufti's account, a pinned tweet on her Twitter profile says that since she is being detained, her daughter is operating the account.

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