Srinagar, August 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities continue to impose curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley and several districts in Jammu region on the 22nd consecutive day, today. Due to severe blockade, people are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines, milk, essential commodities including baby food as hundreds of thousands of people are besieged and Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants.
The Indian authorities have been maintaining a strict curfew and blockade. All internet and communication services and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban and Rajouri areas of Jammu region since 5th August when BJP government announced the scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of thousands of Indian troops and police personnel, deployed in every nook and corner of the territory, are not allowing people to come out of their homes. Local newspapers could not update their online editions while majority of them could also not be printed due to restrictions.
The authorities have put almost all Hurriyat leaders, including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai under house arrest or in jails. Over 10,000 Kashmiris including hundreds of political leaders and workers have been detained. The jails and police stations have run out of space and many detainees have been lodged in makeshift detention centres. Around 400 pro-India political leaders are detained in hotels.
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