Asif Iqbal Naik
After witnessing shutdown and massive protests against the civilians killings in Kashmir, normalcy returned in many parts of Chenab valley including communally sensitive Kishtwar district, Doda, Bhaderwah and Thatri towns of Doda, however, situation is still tense, but under control in Banihal town of Ramban district after police used force to disperse the protesters who wanted to march on Jammu-Srinagar Highway.
Meanwhile, separatist leader Molvi Abdul Qayoom Mattoo had called on the people of Chenab valley including Kishtwar district to observe 15th August, India’s Independence Day as “Black day” in protest against the killings of civilians in Kashmir and injuring of more than 5500 people, so far.
He said that the people will continue to raise their voice until and unless the “government of India will not agree to implement the UN resolutions on holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir”.
He asked people “not to send their children’s including girls for its participation in Independence Day” and told them to “boycott the upcoming August 15 day activities”.
Meanwhile, Internet services were partially restored in at least four districts of Jammu while the situation is being reviewed in other districts of Jammu division with regard to restoration of internet services which was suspended yesterday after rumours were being spread on social media.