Traders, transporters protest against levying of toll tax in Occupied Kashmir

In Occupied Kashmir, traders and transporters continued their protest for the second consecutive day, today, against the ruthless Indian government’s decision to levy toll tax on all types of vehicles plying on Srinagar-Jammu highway.   

The protesting traders and transporters assembled outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and staged protest against the India’s latest anti-Kashmiri move. A memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner on the occasion said that the decision would add to the worries of the Kashmiri people, who are already suffering from a shattered economy.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement after being discharged from a Srinagar hospital, felicitated Muslims on the commencement of holy month of Ramadan. He said besides fasting, Ramadan also teaches its followers to look onto overall social wellbeing of the society.

Indian forces today launched a cordon and search operation in Gohan area Baramulla district. A large number of forces’ personnel cordoned off the village and conducted door-to-door searches.

The two-day signature camp titled ‘One Million Signature Campaign’ aimed at creating widespread awareness on Kashmir issue has concluded in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. The camp was organized by the Kashmir Council Europe. A large number of Irish people took interest in the campaign and placed their signature to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. The KC-EU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed on the occasion urged the international community particularly the United Nation and the European Union to prevail upon India to stop human rights abuses in the occupied territory.

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