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140 days of military siege in Occupied Kashmir

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Dec, 2019. 11:44 am
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Indian Supreme Court asked the officials to review Internet suspension and other limitations enforced in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Occupied Kashmir  witnessed 140 days of curfew on Sunday, People continue to suffer immensely due to unrelenting military siege and lock-down.

Its been 140 days, restrictions under Section 144 remain in place while prepaid mobile phone, text messaging and internet services continue to be snapped.

Kashmir media reported Start ups have become one of the worst casualties of the Internet blockade in Occupied Kashmir.

The ban on Internet has dealt a severe blow to the small ventures employing hundreds of people.

The Internet ban has also impacted the courier services as online tracking of the courier has come to a halt.

The courier service providers face the problem of contacting their customers due to blockage in Kashmir by the Indian government.

The smartphone business has also crippled due to the Internet suspension.

According to the mobile dealers, the sales have come down by 90 per cent.

All shops and business establishments remain closed for most of the day and schools and offices without students and staff.

The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Abdul Majeed Malik, condemned the continued military siege in occupied Kashmir.

Earlier,  US House of Representatives and the Senate has urged the Indian government to reverse its course in occupied Kashmir.

India abrogated special status of occupied Kashmir and divided it into two union territories on August 5.

Since then, the occupied Kashmir is under military lock-down.

“The bill (HR 1865) urges the Indian Government to reverse course in Kashmir,” Senator Chris Van Hollen said on the Senate floor as the Senators passed the appropriations bill for the year 2020.

The bill  mostly focused on domestic policy but it also has some foreign policy elements including India.

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