Srinagar, Jan. 23 (TNS): In occupied Kashmir, miseries of the people have increased manifold as the Indian troops and police personnel have geared up surprise frisking and checking across the Occupied Valley ahead of India’s Republic Day on Friday.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place in and around the Cricket Stadium at Sonawar, the main venue of this year’s Republic Day celebrations in the Valley. The personnel of Indian army, police and Central Reserve Police Force have laid a siege around the stadium to restrict people’s movement.
Meanwhile, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe Indian Republic Day on Friday, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
Call for the observance of the day has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
In their statements, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations condemned the ongoing frisking and arrest spree in Kashmir.
On the other hand, puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a written reply to a question in the so-called Kashmir Assembly acknowledged that curfew and restrictions were imposed for 168 times in nine districts of the valley during the past two years.