In Occupied Kashmir, Humanitarian crisis deepened as territory remain under siege

In Occupied Kashmir, Humanitarian crisis deepened as territory remain under siege

SEINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir, the humanitarian crisis has deepened as the territory continued to remain under siege of the Indian army and paramilitary forces for the 29th consecutive day, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, all internet and communication services including landline and mobile phones and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region. Local newspapers are offline while most of them fail to bring out their print editions.

Many posters and handbills, along with pictures of Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan, have surfaced in IOK that read, Pakistan would continue fighting for Kashmir till last solider and bullet.

On the other hand ,Hurriyat activists in posters announced that the people of Kashmir would together push India out of their homeland, which is a paradise on earth. The activists have said that the paradise could not be an abode of brute Indian forces.

Over 11,000 political leaders and workers including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai continue to remain under house arrest or in jails.

A Kashmiri rights activist, Gowhar Gilani, was stopped by the Indian authorities at the Delhi airport and barred from flying abroad

Meanwhile, people are facing acute shortage of food, medicines and other commodities.

Doctors have warned that hospitals are running short of medicines, surgical equipment and people are faced with host of problems including patients not being able to travel for routine check-up and staff struggling to turn up for duty due to communications blockade.

Markets and schools are also closed for the past one month. Indian forces are using drones equipped with hi-resolution cameras and night-vision devices to monitor anti-India protests and other pro-freedom activities in the territory.