18:49 GMT25 July 2021
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    Security forces in India are on high alert in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as separatist leaders have allegedly called for a shutdown on 13 July, known as Kashmir Martyrs' Day. The day commemorates the killing of 21 Kashmiris in 1931 by troops as thousands protested outside Srinagar jail against the imprisonment of an activist.

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reaffirmed his support for the cause of a separatist movement in Indian-occupied Kashmir saying that his country stands with Kashmir in the "struggle of Kashmiris against tyranny and illegal Indian Occupation".

    ​The Prime Minister of Pakistan was joined by the country's president, Dr Arif Alvi, who said: "The Kashmiri battle against illegal Indian occupation is just and selfless."

     

     

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