Curfew, communication blackout continue on 26th day

Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the humanitarian crisis has reached an alarming proportion as the lockdown continued on 26th day, today.

India has stepped up its state terrorism in the occupied territory increasing its brutalities against the innocent Kashmiris. It has turned the Kashmir valley into a big open-air jail and a hell for its inhabitants. Confined to their homes, the residents of the valley are facing acute shortage of edibles, baby food and life-saving drugs due to the curfew and restrictions, which remained enforced on 26th day, today. The occupation authorities continued to impose severe communication blackout by snapping all internet, mobile and landline services and closing the TV channels to hide the ground situation from the world. Local newspapers not only failed to hit the stands but also could not even update their online editions during all these days. Schools in the Kashmir valley remain shut. At the same time, the authorities continue a massive crackdown against Hurriyat leaders, political workers and youth. More than 10,000 people have been arrested so far and detained in jails, police stations and makeshift detention centres. »

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New Delhi, August 30 (KMS): The General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, who returned to New Delhi from Srinagar, today, contested the Indian government’s claims about the Kashmir situation and said that he was not allowed to speak to anyone.

Sitaram Yechury visited Srinagar on Thursday to meet ailing party colleague, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, after the Indian Supreme Court rejected Indian government’s contention that his visit may create situation in the territory.

Sitaram Yechury in a media interview in New Delhi said, “We were not allowed to meet anyone else so there was no way to assess the situation. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated state terrorism subjected thousands of Kashmiris to custodial disappearance during the last twenty-nine years and the families of the victims have no information about their whereabouts.

According to the data released by the Research Section of the Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Day of Disappeared, today, over 8,000 Kashmiris have vanished in the custody after they were picked up by the Indian troops, police and paramilitary forces.

The report maintained that thousands of unnamed graves had been discovered in the territory and the human rights activists feared that these graves could be of the disappeared Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat activists have warned the Indian rulers, who are claiming Jammu and Kashmir as an internal matter of India, that the unresolved Kashmir dispute posed a serious threat of atomic war in South Asia.

The Hurriyat activists in posters and handbills issued in occupied Kashmir said that in such a war, millions of people would die. They said that the world powers must realize the fact that Pakistan would not hesitate to use any option, even atomic bomb, on the issue of Kashmir. “With diplomatic channels down, trade relations snapped, train service suspended and if the tension prolongs, it is difficult to say what’s in store in the days to come. However, if the world powers do not play their role, then any kind of war was possible in the region and such a situation will not be in anybody’s interest,” they added. »

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New Delhi, August 30 (KMS): David Kaye, the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, has said that the current situation in occupied Kashmir is really deeply disturbing.

David Kaye in an interview with New Delhi-based monthly magazine The Carvan said that the Indian authorities had repeatedly over the last several years shut down the internet in occupied Kashmir, particularly around times of protests.

He said, the shutting down of internet and the current situation is really quite draconian. “Shutting down all communication is a disproportionate interference with the freedom of expression of people in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as India extends its military lockdown, there are fears that the resistance movement may adopt a strategy of violence to fight against the punishing measures – which include mass arrests, a communication shutdown and police brutality and harassment, reports Al Jazeera.

In a report, Al Jazeera said, chants of “one solution, gun solution” have recently resounded at protests in occupied Kashmir, which on August 05 was subject to a military crackdown after the Indian government revoked Article 370, which granted special status to the territory.

It said, since August 05, residents have reported a widespread campaign of police violence and harassment, with more than 150 people suffering injuries from teargas canisters and pellets in clashes with paramilitary personnel, as the forces rounded up thousands, including children, sometimes in the middle of the night. »

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Students continue to stay away from schools

Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed a shopkeeper in Srinagar city.

The 65-year-old shopkeeper, Ghulam Mohammad, was killed in Parimpora area of the city when Indian troops were patrolling the area.

On the other hand, students continued to stay away from schools in the Kashmir valley. The occupation authorities during continued curfew have ordered reopening of primary, middle and high schools which were closed since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to occupied Kashmir. »

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Curfew, communication blackout continue on 26th day

Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the crisis of humanity is reaching an alarming proportion while the lockdown has entered 26th day, today.
India has stepped up its state terrorism in the occupied territory increasing its brutalities against the innocent Kashmiris. It has turned the Kashmir valley into a big open-air jail and a hell for its inhabitants.

Confined to their homes, the residents of the valley are facing acute shortage of edibles, baby food and life-saving drugs due to the curfew and restrictions, which entered 26th day, today. The occupation authorities continue to impose severe communication blackout by snapping all internet, mobile and landline services and closing the TV channels to hide the ground situation from the world. Local newspapers not only failed to hit the stands but also could not even update their online editions during all these days. »

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