IOK people continue protest as military siege enters 95th consecutive day
SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, the people continue to observe silent protest against Indian occupation and repeal of special status of the territory by Modi government.
Shops in the valley remain closed most of the day except for few hours in the morning and evening that too for catering the daily needs of the people. Public transport is off the roads while schools and offices continue to give a deserted look.
The situation continues to remain far from normal in the Kashmir Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions on the 95th day, today. Apart from heavy presence of Indian troops, restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced in the territory.
Internet across all platforms and prepaid mobile services are still totally snapped in the Valley and Muslim areas of Jammu region. Although landline phones and voice calls on postpaid mobile networks have been partially restored but the move has failed to provide any relief to the masses.
SIEGE MAKES LIFE A STRUGGLE FOR KASHMIRIS: US DAILY
Prominent US daily the New York Times says Indian military siege in Occupied Kashmir has made life a struggle for Kashmiris.
In an article, the paper highlighted the miseries of women in the territory during the lockdown. The paper narrates incidents of harassment of female journalists at the hands of Indian security forces and sufferings of local women due to lack of medical and transport facilities.
It condemns how Kashmiri people especially women are forced to live in miserable circumstances due to Indian government’s August 5th decision of change in special status of Kashmir and the subsequent military clampdown.