India’s Independence Day brings more miseries to IIOJK people


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength across the territory in the name of security measures ahead of India’s Independence Day, 15th August, adding to the miseries of the people.

Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel have stepped up checking of vehicles and random frisking of passengers and pedestrians across the territory, subjecting the people to immense discomfort.

A multi-layer security arrangement with both ground and aerial surveillance has been thrown across the territory, particularly in Srinagar. A cricket Stadium in Srinagar where the official function is to be held has been fortified with the deployment of paramilitary troops, new bunkers and barricades. The stadium is also being monitored with drones.
The checking continues at several places including Lal Chowk, Ram Munshi Bagh, Indra Nagar, Dalgate, Barbarshah, Munawarabad, Khanyar, Rajbagh, Kothi Bagh, Shaheed Gunj, Tourists Reception Centre (TRC), Kral Khud and several other areas in Srinagar.

The troops and police personnel have established special check-points across the city. Drones and CCTV cameras mounted on forces’ vehicles and buildings are being used to monitor the movement of the people. Indian forces’ personnel have been deployed on the high-rise buildings while sniffer dogs are also being used to maintain a tight vigil.

Officials said that a random search of vehicles and checking and frisking of people is being carried out at several places across the valley, especially around the venues of the Independence Day functions.

A CRPF official told the media that all necessary arrangements have been put in place across the valley and the forces’ personnel are on alert. “There is checking, frisking, and drone surveillance. We are also using technical surveillance. Like every year, this year too, we will ensure an incident-free function,” the official said.

On the other hand, in its nefarious attempts to Indianise the IIOJK, Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has ordered that all government buildings should hoist the national flag of India on August 15. An order issued in this regard on Friday said that the Indian flag should be hoisted on all government buildings including Universities, Colleges, Schools, Urban Local Body offices, Tehsils, Blocks, Panchayats, Patwar Khanas etc. on the Indian Independence Day.