In a first, Indian Military starts grabbing private properties in Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD - Indian link military siege entered 57th day in occupied Kashmir, Monday with all link main markets link continue to remain shut, public transport off the roads and schools and offices deserted as no one is heeding the calls of authorities to return to work.
What is adding to the people's miseries is continued suspension of the internet link and mobile link phones, virtually cutting the Kashmir valley and Muslim-majority areas of Jammu link region from link the outside world link, Kashmir Media link Service reported.
As winter draws closer, Indian link paramilitary forces are asking the residents living in various localities of Srinagar link city especially the downtown areas to rent link their properties to the forces' personnel, posted in the Valley.
The residents said that when they refused to do so they were harassed and asked to vacate their homes immediately. Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel, including members of the CRPF and the BSF, were deployed in the Valley in the days preceding the Modi government link move to scrap Article 370 on August link 5.
Meanwhile, Indian link forces have intensified restrictions in the name of surveillance and area domination operations in the Kashmir valley and Muslim link majority areas in Jammu link region on the 57th consecutive day, Monday. Security has been beefed up around vital installations including the Srinagar link airport link and district police link offices. Additional security bunkers are being constructed in the Srinagar link city and elsewhere in the valley.
For the first time in the Jammu link region, posters have surfaced at various places in Mendhar town of Poonch district reaffirming the people's resolve to continue freedom struggle against India link illegal occupation. The one-page urdu link posters on behalf of Hurriyat activists were pasted at several places in Mendhar town.