Inhuman lockdown, military siege enter 109th day in IoK
November 21, 2019
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Inhuman lockdown and military siege have been entered in 109th consecutive day, on Thursday, in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to the KMS, the Kashmiri people continue to observe civil disobedience to protest against India-imposed military lockdown and internet gag, which has incurred a loss of over two billion dollars to the Kashmir’s fragile economy since 5th August. However, the public transport, too, remains off the roads. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that it was planning to sue the Indian government for the damages. The residents of the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger and anguish over India’s illegal move of stripping the special status of the territory. As part of a silent protest against this move and India’s occupation, people in the Valley have been staying away from businesses, educational institutions and offices. The people in the occupied territory, especially in the Kashmir Valley, have been living under a heightened military presence, without basic civil liberties and access to phones and the internet since August 5, 2019. Although, the occupation authorities have partially restored voice calls on landline and postpaid mobile connections the move could not provide respite to the people as the prepaid mobile and internet services still remain snapped. In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred 894 children and shoved thousands into jails during the last thirty years. A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the Universal Children Day, today, revealed that 894 children were among the 95,469 civilians martyred by Indian troops from January 01, 1989 till date. The report said that the killing of civilians by the troops rendered 107,780 children orphaned in the territory during the period. The authorities have also cleared bottlenecks to rechristen Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, located in heart of Srinagar, as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. They are renaming all facilities and landmarks including two hospitals, the cricket stadium, an indoor stadium, a park and a convocation centre, named after Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.