Lockdown, internet gag continue on 106th day
SRINAGAR (92 News) – In view of the ongoing military lockdown and communications blackout, Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to remain cut off from the rest of the world on 106th consecutive, day, on Monday.
According to the KMS, due to continued lockdown, people have more difficulties to face in the coming days as they have not been able to stock essential commodities for the harsh winter – a centuries-old practice as Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory remains closed for months.
The situation in Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions was far from the normal for 105th consecutive day, today. There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 in the territory amid massive deployment of Indian troops.
Shortage of food and medicines
There is a shortage of food and medicines, while heavy snowfall has multiplied the miseries of the hapless Kashmiri people. They have been deprived of basic and fundamental rights such as right to life, right to education and healthcare and right to practice their religion. Internet and prepaid mobile services also continue to remain suspended in the Kashmir valley.
Meanwhile, India’s Enforcement Directorate has attached 12 kanals of land of two freedom activists in South Kashmir. The ED sleuths along with police personnel raided the houses of Ghulam Nabi Khan and Zafar Hussain Butt, both residents of Pahalgam, and sealed their properties.
In another development, Indian forces arrested five Kashmiri youth during raids in two different areas of Sopore in Baramulla district. The detained youth were identified as Hilal Ahmad Mir, Sahil Nazir, Peerzada Mohammad Zahir, Ulfat Bashir Mir and Ajaz Ahmad Butt.
A TADA court in Jammu postponed the hearing in a fake case related to the killing of four Indian Air Forces personnel till 3rd December. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is accused in the case, is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail.
An Indian army soldier was killed and two were injured in a landmine blast near the Line of Control in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu.