Shahid Afridi to attend PM Imran Khan’s jalsa at Muzaffarabad

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KARACHI: Cricket star Shahid Afridi announced that he would be attending a public meeting  announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan at Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

“Let us join Prime Minister in raising voice for Kashmiris. For this I will be at Muzaffarabad on this Friday. Come join, every voice counts,” Afridi tweeted a few hours after PM Khan said that he would hold a big jalsa in the AJK’s capital on Friday (September 13) to express solidarity with besieged people of Occupied Kashmir.

“I am going to do a big jalsa in Muzzafarabad on Friday 13 Sept, to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; & to show the Kashmiris that Pakistan stands resolutely with them,” PM Khan tweeted.

Meanwhile, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout entered the 38th day in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.Indian authorities prevented the Ashura processions in the valley.No one was allowed to venture out in Srinagar, Badgam and other parts of the occupied territory.

Even journalists, government employees and those having valid passes issued by the authorities were stopped from stepping out of their doors.However, in some parts of the occupied territory, people defied curfew and restrictions and came out on the streets to take out Ashur processions. Indian troops subjected them to brute force.

Thousands of mourners in Kargil went out to denounce the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the territory into two Union Territories by Narendra Modi led Indian government.

The mourners during a big Ashur procession carried banners and posters expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir valley and rejecting the union territory status to Ladakh.Meanwhile, normal life remained suspended due to curfew and other restrictions with all markets closed and transport off the road.

The Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region remained cut off from the rest of the world due to suspension of internet and mobile phone services and closure of TV channels.