Occupied Kashmir Under Siege
In Occupied Kashmir, the lockdown continues on the 66th consecutive day, today.
With main markets shut and public transport off the roads since August 5th, the people in the territory are facing shortages of essential items including food and medicines.
Educational institutions and offices though open yet barring few officials nobody is showing up there.
Meanwhile, VC of Nalsar University of Law in Hyderabad, Faizan Mustafa has argued during a lecture in madras that the BJP government had done a mistake by abrogating article 370 in Kashmir.
Pointing out many legal implications of the issue, he opined that it is not a matter of integration as problems of Indian Occupied Kashmiri's can’t be resolved by imposing the rule and restrictions.
However, Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Mohammad Shafi Lone has said, India is continuing with policy of suppressing Kashmiris’ rights-based struggle for freedom.
In a statement, he said it is India’s misconception that it can suppress Kashmiris’ sentiment for freedom through killings and other brutal tactics.
He further said Kashmir is root cause of tension between Pakistan and India and its settlement as per the UN Charter will pave the way for peace in South Asia.
He appealed to global human rights organizations and the UN to take notice of Indian atrocities and resolve Kashmir issue in accordance with UN Resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations.