Three years ago, on August 5, 2019, the Indian government revoked the special status that had been granted to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir. What is the situation today?
The last one year has been described by the people of Kashmir as one of utter distress and helplessness.
The police have registered an open case against individuals who have defied government orders prohibiting the use of social media via Virtual Private Networks
The 2G internet on mobile phones that was restored in Kashmir on January 25 has failed over 65 lakh mobile phone users as they can’t access websites including the whitelisted ones, owing to the speed.
Kashmir and the Kashmiri people have been suffering violence at the hands of the state for decades, but the situation has worsened since August 5, when the government announced abrogation of Article 370.
Activist Parvez Imroz, who has been working on the human rights-related issued for more than 30 years now, is in conversation with Gautam Navlakha.
In Srinagar, children and youth were detained and booked under the Public Safety Act.
It has been 60 days since the Indian government abrogated Kashmir’s special status and took away its statehood.
How many more days will the people of #JammuandKashmir be held hostage while the rest of India watches mutely, helplessly, and in complicity?
Millions of Kashmiris continue to suffer under the military lock-down imposed by the Indian government. The situation is particularly critical for patients, women and school-going children.
Around 1,300 Kashmiri political leaders, civil rights activists, trade unionists and civilians have been detained by Indian forces since the military siege and communication blockade that began last week.