Muharram processions remain banned in IIOJK

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Indian atrocities continue
SRINAGAR/ WASHINGTON
Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) witnessed a continuation of widespread violations of fundamental human rights on Sunday as processions remained banned on 8 Muharram.
In a continuous violation of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Muslims of IIOJK are being prevented from performing religious rituals since 1989.
The curfew-like restrictions are imposed in Srinagar and other cities to stop the processions while internet service has also been suspended.
Last year,dozens of Kashmiris had been detained and journalists had also been subjected to baton charge in the occupied territory.
On the occasion, Pakistan had strongly condemned the use of tear gas shells and the firing of warning shots on Muslims taking part in a peaceful Muharram procession.
Earlier this week, the people of Hyderabad had expressed solidarity and support for the people of IIOJK by taking out rallies and condemning India’s brutal suppression of innocent Kashmiris.
Meanwhile, Youme-eIstehsal was observed, across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) with the pledge to continue the support to the people of IIOJK in their fight for seeking the right to self-determination.
US rights groups claim continued violation of basic freedoms in IIOJK since Aug 2019
The human rights organization, Human Rights Watch and the Washington DC-based Indian diaspora group, Indian American Muslim Council have taken strong exception to continued restrictions on free expression, peaceful assembly and other basic rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the HRW in a statement said that after revoking the Kashmir’s special status on August 5, 2019, the authorities’ repressive policies have increased insecurity among the Kashmiris.