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Pakistanis protest against curfew in Kashmir

Pakistani protesters wave Kashmiri flags during a rally to express solidarity with with people in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Javed Rana
Press TV, Islamabad

Thousands of people took to the streets in the Pakistani capital Islamabad to protest against the unending curfew and communication blackout in the disputed Indian-controlled Kashmir. The measures, imposed by India, came after New Delhi ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in early August. 

Since then, there has been no letup in protests in Pakistan and in many major Western capitals. 

Pakistani protesters say the international community has failed to address the issue of Kashmir properly.

The Pakistani government has also reiterated its anger over New Delhi’s measures about Kashmir. 

Pakistan has also warned the international community to get ready to face the consequences for failing to pressure India to resolve Kashmir dispute peacefully. 

The Muslim-majority Kashmir has been under security clampdown with nearly 900,000 Indian troops deployed on the streets to prevent mass agitation. Indian security forces have arrested at least 13000 Kashmiris mostly youngsters. Nonetheless, there have been sporadic protests in parts of the disputed Kashmir region. Kashmiris say they will continue their protests despite all New Delhi’s measures. 

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