Lockdown continues in Indian held Kashmir


People living in Indian occupied Kashmir continued to face severe hardships due to military siege that entered 68th consecutive day, today (Friday).

Besides facing shortage of necessary commodities like food and medicines, due to restrictions and shutdown, the people find it very difficult to live in the Muslim majority territory and also facing difficulties to know about their near and dear ones living within the territory or outside.

The occupation authorities are likely to re-impose curfew-like restrictions, today, in the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations after Juma prayers.

Pertinently, the authorities have not allowed Friday prayers at any of the major mosques and shrines of the territory since August 05.

In the meantime, 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 said last month that over 4,000 people had been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act.