Humanitarian crisis continues as curfew in Occupied Kashmir enters 120th day

Humanitarian crisis continues as curfew in Occupied Kashmir enters 120th day
Srinagar: Military lockdown and restrictions continue on 120th consecutive day today in occupied Kashmir following the August 5 Indian illegal decision to abrogate special status of the held valley.

According to Kashmir Media Service, restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced and residents continue to suffer immensely due to suspension of internet across all platforms, SMS and prepaid cellular services.

As a mark of silent protest, people in the Valley continue to keep their shops closed except for a brief period in the morning and evening and stay away from schools and offices. Public transport is also unavailable.

The clampdown has not only affected inter-district road connectivity drastically but has also thrown great challenges for old city residents due to the shutting of factories, industries, and other workplaces.

The residents of Kashmir valley are facing severe hardships due to shortage of essential commodities due to continued blockade and fast approaching winter. The opening of Jamia Masjid is considered to be the absolute parameter of normalcy, but it has not seen any Friday gathering for the past 117 days.

According to a report, Indian brutalities in held Kashmir continue for the fourth consecutive month. More than 8 million Kashmiris are facing media blackout and Indian miseries. Almost 894 children have been martyred in occupied Kashmir so far, while more than 177 thousand have been orphaned.

The occupation authorities continue to place almost all Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai under house arrest or in jails. Over 11,000 Kashmiris including resistance leaders, political activists and youth have been arrested.

On the other hand, activists from the National Panthers Party and the Congress students’ wing held separate protests in Jammu on Monday demanding immediate restoration of the mobile internet services that remained suspended across the Jammu region since August 5.