Srinagar, August 18 : In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete strike will be observed, tomorrow, to condemn the blasphemous remarks of a local BJP leader, Satpal Sharma, against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Call for the strike has been given by different organizations. The shutdown is also aimed at denouncing the killing of three innocent labourers by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Shopian, people of Kashmir said that tens of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims were ready to sacrifice their lives to protect the honour of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Leaders from civil society mentioned that the terrorist groups in the Modi government were deliberately hurting the sentiments of the Muslims to provoke them. Hurriyat leaders said that Satpal Sharma intentionally uploaded the video containing the blasphemous remarks to unleash the massacre of Kashmiri Muslims under the guise of communal riots in the occupied territory. The leaders demanded death punishment to the blasphemer.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown marked by forceful protests, was observed in Ramban, Kishtwar, Banihal, Doda, Bhaderwah, Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi areas of Jammu region. Protest demonstrations were also held in Srinagar and adjoining areas. Ummat-e-Islami Chairman Qazi Yasir while leading a protest demonstration in Islamabad said that he was ready to receive first bullet for the sanctity of the beloved Prophet (PBUH). Indian police arrested him immediately after the protest.
On the other hand, the death toll of Indian forces’ personnel who came under attack during a two-day cordon and search operation in Baramulla district, reached five, today. The attack was launched on Monday morning when a joint team of Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force and Indian police was engaged in the search operation in Kreeri area of the district. The troops martyred one more Kashmiri youth bringing the toll to three during the two-day operation in the area. The troops also destroyed a house.
An Indian soldier was injured in an attack on a CRPF camp at Nehama in Kulgam district.