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Indian PM visits occupied Jammu Kashmir after imposing curfew

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(Srinagar- AlummahWorld-Muharram 25, 1437, November 7, 2015) Amid a severe curfew imposed by Indian authorities in Jammu Kashmir, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the occupied region Sunday and addressed a rally in the heavily fortified city of Srinagar. He succeeded to reach Srinagar after arrest of hundreds of Kashmir leaders and youth and a strict curfew.

While keeping his speech limited to economics and ignoring the long drawn political conflict, Modi announced a peanut like financial package of Indian Rupees 80,000 crores ($12.1 billion).

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in occupied Jammu and Kashmir to protest against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was off the road. People released black balloons in Srinagar to express their resentment against the visit of Narendra Modi.

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Indian authorities and occupying forces were blamed for brining Hindus and others from outside of Srinagar to show some heads in the gathering to hear Modi speech.
“Don’t think that the 80,000-crore package is the full-stop. This is just the beginning. There won’t be any dearth of money,” Modi said at the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium. 

Modi said the much-awaited economic package would cover relief for the 2014 flood victims, including farmers and businessmen, and, at the same time, be used for enhancing tourism capacities, youth employment and creating infrastructure in the state. 

Modi’s visit was managed amid a heavy clampdown on the region’s resistance leadership and civilian population.

Hundreds of checkpoints were put in place across Srinagar and its outskirts over the past three days. Internet service was also reportedly disconnected.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars -- in 1948, 1965 and 1971 -- since they were partitioned in 1947, two of which were fought over Kashmir. Since 1989, Kashmiri resistance groups in the region have been fighting against Indian rule for independence or for unification with neighboring Pakistan. More than 90,000 Kashmiris have been killed so far in the violence, most of them by Indian forces.

During the adrres, Modi on Saturday has admitted that Kashmiris have suffered a lot over the years and dreams have been crushed generation after generation. He admitted sufferings of Kashmir locals in his speech in Srinagar today.

The Indian PM, held responsible by various sectors for Gujrat massacre said that he wants to drive Kashmir back to its glory and was hopeful that the day is not far. He said that Kashmir is the birthplace of Sufism which teaches people to come together.