In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, Today, against the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in Srinagar and other District Headquarters of the Occupied Territory.
Meanwhile, a multi-tier set-up in the name of security was put in place with massive deployment of Indian Troops and Police Personnel in Occupied Kashmir on the occasion of Narendra Modi’s visit.
Surprise checking of vehicles was conducted by forces across the territory.
Even women passengers were not spared, as they, too, were subjected to frisking and checking.
The joint group of Police and Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force placed barricades to stop vehicular movement.
The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian Prime Minister was visiting Kashmir at a time when situation was extremely gloomy and there was no let up in massacres and detentions being carried out by Indian Police and Army.
The Mirwaiz-led forum in a statement appealed to the UN Secretary General António Guterres to come forward proactively and make serious efforts for the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir Dispute.