IOK continues to remain under military siege on 35th day » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, September 08 (KMS): The occupied Kashmir continues to reel under strict military siege on the 35th consecutive day, today, as all markets, schools and colleges are closed while transport is off the road.

There is no internet service, and mobile phone connections are snapped in the Kashmir valley. The valley has no connection with the rest of the world due to continued blockade and suspension of communication services since 5th August.

Markets and stores remain shut in a silent form of protest. Nearly all of the IOK political leadership is under arrest. The curfew and restrictions have also rendered the residents with acute shortage of essential commodities like baby food and life-saving drugs and hospitals without medicines and surgical equipment. Patients are scrambling for medicines while doctors face immense difficulties to reach the duty places.

The clampdown has also ‘crippled local journalists, overwhelmingly disabling them from reporting the ground situation,’ as said by the Kashmir Press Club said in its statement.

Now the authorities have announced that no Muharram procession will be allowed in the occupied territory, fearing that these gatherings could turn into anti-India demonstrations.

The announcement has been made despite the fact that has been the age-old practice across Kashmir that on 8th and 10th of Muharram, huge processions used to be taken out from different areas of Srinagar and other parts of the valley to pay rich tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) – the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – and his companions who were martyred in Karbala.

One Response to “IOK continues to remain under military siege on 35th day”

  1. 1. Karen joy fabello Says:

    Respect Human Rights and races PM Modi…being shutdown for almost a month’s is like living in hell.. Kashmiri people can not be silent for your decision about Article 370..if your a good leader listen to your people… Either Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist.. Deploying troops in Kashmir is you worsened the situation… It makes them more anger… They are also human… Not animal that if they gathered rally your Indian troops will fire them pellets and tear gas… Hope Kashmiri people can obtain peace and a good life…Praying for a peaceful Jammu and Kashmir. ..

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