Complete shutdown was observed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday against the posting of a blasphemous video about Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) by a Hindu student from India studying in an institute in Srinagar.
Call for the shutdown was given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference and supported by other pro-freedom organizations.
The shutdown was also aimed at protesting against illegal arrests, booking of seven Kashmiri students under a draconian law, dismissal of government employees and confiscation of properties of Kashmiris for their affiliation with the freedom struggle.
Shops and business establishments were closed in Srinagar and other major cities and towns of the territory.
Indian police locked the Jamia Masjid Srinagar on the 8th consecutive week and prevented people from offering Juma prayers fearing that the congregation at the grand mosque could turn into an anti-India and anti-Israel demonstration.
The occupation authorities also put senior APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and noted religious scholar, Agha Syed Mohammad Hadi Al-Moosvi, under house arrest.
Meanwhile, the data released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, revealed that Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 15 Kashmiris during the last month in occupied Kashmir. The killings rendered 3 women widowed and 17 children orphaned.