On Pakistan’s Independence Day, militants hoist flags, address rallies in Kashmir – The Indian Express

Strict curfew was at devote entire Srinagar city Sunday to avoid pro-Pakistan rallies, but flags were raised during night at a number of places around town.

As the JampK government enforced curfew in most major cities from the Valley to avoid individuals from watching Pakistan’s Independence Day, Pakistan flags were raised across Kashmir Sunday. The greatest rally was at south Kashmir, where militants raised and “saluted” the Pakistan flag and addressed large gatherings of individuals.

Among individuals who attended the meeting were National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and leaders of intelligence agencies.

A sizable gathering put together at Azad Gunj in Baramulla for any scheduled “parade” on Pakistan’s Independence Day. The rally was attended by men, ladies and young children and Pakistani national tunes were apparently performed.

Police stated that 21 stone-pelting occurrences were reported across Kashmir Sunday.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday reviewed the safety situation in Jammu and Kashmir particularly, and also the country generally, around the eve of Independence Day.

100s put together at Kulgam’s Redwani village to “celebrate” your day. As people put together within the village, four militants, in black dress — with Hizbul Mujahideen scribbled lying on their backs — made an appearance and addressed the rally. The militants also gave a gun salute towards the Pakistan flag.

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