In occupied Kashmir, complete strike will be observed on Monday (today) to protest against India's plan to change the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir by holding so-called census. According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the strike has been given by the High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory and supported by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Jammu and Kashmiri Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R and Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami. The President of the Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, addressing a press conference in Srinagar said that India had been meticulously manipulating the census in the occupied territory after every 10-years to convert the Muslims into a minority. He said that Indian government was hatching conspiracies against Kashmiris by diminishing the Muslim population ratio and allowing non-state subjects to settle in the occupied territory. Expressing serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Masarrat Alam Butt and Firdous Ahmed Shah, the Bar President deplored that India was victimizing them by placing them behind the bars without any justification. Mian Qayoom castigated the judicial system of the occupied territory for its failure to provide justice to the people. "The Judiciary has failed to mitigate the sufferings of political detainees. Soon after Public Safety Act is quashed against any political detainee, the District Magistrate comes with another PSA without respecting the court verdict," he said. He appealed to the traders bodies, transporters and employees to make the strike successful and urged teachers and other government employees to participate in the census operations.