UAE decorates Modi with highest civilian award amid brutal crackdown on occupied Kashmir

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DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Saturday decorated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest civilian award the “Order of Zayed”.

The award has been given to Modi as symbol of appreciation for his efforts in boosting bilateral relations.

The award has been awarded when India led by Modi’s BJP government has imposed a lockdown in Muslim-majority occupied Kashmir.

People on social media have strongly criticised the UAE’s plan to honour Modi with the “Order of Zayed”.

Meanwhile, jails in the occupied Kashmir have ran out of capacity and now thousands of people detained without charges by Indian forces are being shifted via planes to other parts of the country.

Over 10,000 innocent people have been arrested by Indian forces over fears of unrest following the complete lockdown imposed in the valley on Aug 5.

India had abrogated Article 370 on August 5 withdrawing special status given to occupied Kashmir.

A local magistrate said that over 4,000 people had been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act.

Most of the arrested Kashmiris have been flown out of the valley as jails here are running out of capacity.