Kashmir is under a military siege and communication blockade since August 05, when the far-right Indian government scrapped the region’s special status
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.
According to survivors, more than 250 people were killed in the firing.
As the erstwhile state remains deprived of crucial communication services since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, it has taken a toll on the youths’ future and careers.
India, which takes pride in being the largest democracy in the world, also has the highest number of internet shutdowns.
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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.
It has been 60 days since the Indian government abrogated Kashmir’s special status and took away its statehood.
According to the report released on September 24, the situation in Kashmir remains unpredictable. It claims that minors as young as 14-15 years old, are being arrested and tortured by Indian forces
NewsClick team visited Budgam in Kashmir to meet the families and parents whose children have been picked up by the army after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.
Three women were detained and beaten up for over twelve hours last week in the army police station.