Kashmir: Life remains crippled as lockdown continues for 47th consecutive day

Kashmir: Life remains crippled as lockdown continues for 47th consecutive day
Srinagar: Curfew and communications blackout have continued for the 47th consecutive day in occupied Kashmir today with all shops and business establishments closed and schools without attendance.

Communication services like mobile, internet and TV channels are closed in the entire Kashmir valley and in some parts of Jammu region.

Educational institutions, shops, markets and business establishments continue to remain closed while public transport is off the roads across the Kashmir valley. Communication services like mobile, internet and TV channels are closed in the entire Kashmir valley and in some parts of Jammu region.

Patients, doctors and other medical staff are facing difficulties in reaching hospitals due to curfew and other restrictions.

Foodstuff, medicines and other essential commodities have run out of stocks, adding to the miseries of the people.

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.

Meanwhile, international media reported that screams of people are often heard from Indian army camps in occupied Kashmir at night, as troops pick up youth from villages and torture them.