Lockdown of Kashmir valley continues for 27th day
SRINAGAR (92 News) – In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), the authorities continued to impose strict curfew and lockdown across the valley for the 27th consecutive day, on Saturday, to prevent people from holding demonstrations against India’s move of ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of thousands of Indian troops and police personnel deployed in every nook and corner of the territory are not allowing people to come out of their homes.
The authorities also continue to impose information blockade as TV channels and internet links are snapped and restrictions on media remain in place since 5th August.
Due to the severe lockdown, people are facing acute shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of people are besieged and Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants. Schools in the Kashmir valley continue to remain shut as parents are not ready to risk the lives of their children in the prevailing grim situation.
It is also worth mentioning here that the Kashmiris are unable to stock the essential commodities for winter season. It will cost huge number of deaths even if curfew is lifted in later part of summer. The Kashmir valley remains cut off from the rest of the world due to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu Highway due to snowfall during most part of winter.