Curfew enters 20th day in IoK, 500 political leader remained in detention
SRINAGAR: Communications and curfew blockade entered its 20th day in occupied Kashmir, following the Indian government’s decision to abolish Article 370 of the constitution, which granted special status to the occupied valley.
The Indian authorities have been maintaining a strict curfew in the valley since August 5th when Narendra Modi government announced scrapping of the special status of occupied Kashmir.
On Friday 23rd August, residents of the valley defied the curfew and protested against the abrogation of the special status resulting in several people getting injured. 100 people were shifted to a hospital in critical condition after the Indian occupying forces fired pellets and bullets on the protesters.
Internet and phone communications remain clocked in the region while tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have flooded the main city of Srinagar and other towns and villages in the occupied valley.
In addition, many of the region’s urban areas remained in lock-down and more than 500 political or community leaders and activists remained in detention.