People are still suffering in Indian-Occupied Kashmir curfew continues. Severe cold weather added to their problems.
People in Kashmir have been facing troubles and miseries on the 145th consecutive day today.
The heavy deployment of Indian forces has created an atmosphere of fear and chaos in IOK.
Restrictions that were imposed before under section 144, are still in practice. There are no relaxations given in Kashmir and curfew continues.
People are deprive of internet service, messages and prepaid mobile services.
Apart from that, people are not given access to health facilities as well.
Most of the businesses remain closed, shops are only open for a few hours in the morning and the evening, and roads are often clear as few public means of transport are seen. There is also thin attendance in offices as well.
Troubles have become double as the severe cold temperature at the valley had increased problems. The minimum temperature recorded goes below the freezing point in Kashmir and Ladakh.
People are already not given access to essential items including food and life-saving medicines.
The valley is currently experiencing “chillai-Kalan”’ the harshest period of winter which lasts for 40 days.
Given that the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi had held a session on IOK in Islamabad on Friday.
He had consulted the former foreign secretaries of the country about the current conditions in Indian-Occupied Kashmir.