In occupied Kashmir, 94 days on, situation is still far from normal in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim Majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as Indian forces remain deployed in huge numbers and restrictions in place under Section 144.
While landline connections and voice calls on postpaid cellular networks have been partially restored, but ban on internet across all platforms and prepaid mobile phones remain enforced in the territory.
People continue to observe complete shutdown as a mark of silent protest against the Indian occupation and revocation of the territory’s special status.
Although the authorities have restored landline and some postpaid cellular connections but a total ban remains enforced on the internet and prepaid mobile phones.
Being unable to speak with their loved ones, millions of people are suffering emotionally and psychologically as a direct result of the continuing siege.
Local newspapers have been reduced to few pages and they couldn’t update their online editions since the 5th of August because of the gag on internet.
As a mark of unprecedented silent resistance against Indian occupation and its August 5 illegal action, people continue to keep their shops shut except for a brief two-hour period in the morning or evening, students stay away from schools and very thin attendance is witnessed in government and private offices. Public transport is also off the roads.
According to the details, Indian media has revealed that house arrest victims of Indian occupied Kashmir are now being forced to sign the bail memorandum.
Modi-led government has announced to repeal the special status of occupied Kashmir and divide it into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and, Ladakh, which will directly be governed by Delhi.
Indian Administrative Service Officers, Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur, have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governors for the UTs of J&K and Ladakh respectively.