‘It is worst than 1846’, IOK journalist narrates Kashmir’s tale

New Delhi, August 07 (KMS): Prominent journalist from occupied Kashmir, Muzamil Jaleel, who returned from Srinagar to Delhi, narrates what he saw on ground and in the streets of the locked Kashmir valley.

Muzamil Jaleel while sharing his observations said, “I have just come to Delhi from Srinagar. It is worst than 1846. Srinagar is a city of soldiers and spools of concertina wire.”

As per Muzamil Jameel’s story shared on social networking sites, “Yesterday, it took me three hours to reach office (Residency Road) from Parraypora. Phones – mobiles and landlines – have been disconnected. Internet is off. There is no money in ATMs.”

“A very strict curfew has been imposed across occupied Jammu and Kashmir. I could only move around with lot of difficulty in uptown Srinagar. I have no information outside that small part of the city. However, I did hear there have been protests in old town Baramulla.”

He went on to add, “A colleague received a text message on his dead phone – some glitch. Everyone I met is in shock. There is a strange numbness. We heard about killing of two protesters but there is no way to confirm. Kashmir has been turned invisible even inside Kashmir.”

The Kashmiri journalist said, “The forces on checkpoints have specific instructions to disallow journalists to cross the barrier. I saw a TV crew from Delhi inside a hotel outside Rajbagh Police Station, Srinagar. They were saying Kashmir is calm,” he ridiculed.

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