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Pakistan: Protesters demand end to India's lockdown of Kashmir at Muzaffarabad rally

5 18.08.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters holding banner reading: "Wake up UN, EU and OIC for ending lockdown of Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir", Muzaffarabad
M/S Protesters chanting "Freedom is our right! Go India! Go back!"
M/S Women shouting "Go India! Go Back!"
M/S Children chanting
M/S Protesters chanting
W/S Protesters marching with banners
SOT, Iqra Muhyudin, school teacher (Urdu): "We have relatives across [the border] and we are worried about them because [we have] no contact, nothing. We appeal to the United Nations to open LoC (Line of Control) so we can bring them food and meet them."
W/S Protesters holding sit-in
M/S Protesters with taped mouths
SOT, Iqra Usman, student (Urdu): "We don't know how our grandfather, grandmother and others are coping with the situation. We know nothing. We are unable to contact them so I appeal to the United Nations to decide the future of Kashmir according to its resolutions."
W/S Protesters holding sit-in
SOT, Mushtaq ul Islam, social worker (Urdu): "I am asking the world when is it going to wake up? When will the world open its eyes to see this misery? Kashmir is crying today. Kashmir is in a blood bath today".
M/S Protesters with taped mouths
M/S Protesters with taped mouths
M/S Girls with taped mouth
SCRIPT
Dozens of protesters held a rally in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on Sunday. They demanded an end to the lockdown of India-administered part of the region and allow them to meet their relatives across the border.
Footage shows demonstrators chanting anti-Indian slogans and holding banners with appeals for international help. Some of them taped their mouths in protest.
"We don't know how our grandfather, grandmother and others are coping with the situation. We know nothing. We are unable to contact them so I appeal to the United Nations to decide the future of Kashmir according to its resolutions," said Iqra Usman, one of protesters.
"I am asking the world when is it going to wake up? When will the world open its eyes to see this misery? Kashmir is crying today. Kashmir is in a blood bath today," said Mushtaq ul Islam, another protester.
Indian-administered Kashmir has been on lockdown since the Indian government stripped the region of its autonomous status two weeks ago, imposed a curfew and shut down all communications. The move angered Pakistan which responded by cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.