Occupied Kashmir faces shortage of baby food, life-saving drugs as lockdown enters 21st day


SRINAGAR, occupied Kashmir: A complete lockdown imposed by Indian forces in the valley enters 21st day on Sunday.

Locals are facing shortage of essential daily use commodities as a result of blockades. Baby food, life-saving medicines, potable water and other items are among the essential commodities which are short in the valley.

Meanwhile, jails in the occupied Kashmir have ran out of capacity and now thousands of people detained without charges by Indian forces are being shifted via planes to other parts of the country.

Over 10,000 innocent people have been arrested by Indian forces over fears of unrest following the complete lockdown imposed in the valley on Aug 5.

India had abrogated Article 370 on August 5 withdrawing special status given to occupied Kashmir.

A local magistrate had said that over 4,000 people had been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act.

Most of the arrested Kashmiris have been flown out of the valley as jails here are running out of capacity.