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Curfew, lockdown enters 39th day in Indian Held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: (Web Desk) – Curfew and lockdown continued at 39th day today (Thursday) in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Occupied Kashmir.
The occupied territory continued to reel under strict military siege on the 39th consecutive day as all markets are closed while transport is off the road. There is no internet and mobile phone service in the Kashmir valley, which remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 5.
The youth identified as Asif was travelling in a car when Indian troops opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in his death.
Internet, mobile and landline service in the territory continued to remain suspended leaving the Kashmir Valley cut off from the rest of the world. The military lockdown has rendered the common man with acute shortage of essential commodities and hospitals without medicines. Patients have been adversely hit by the clampdown.
Due to severe blockade, people continue to face shortage of essential commodities including baby food, milk and life-saving drugs and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.
People continued to face shortage of essential commodities including baby food, milk and life-saving drugs as an acute humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Kashmir due to the curfew.
Two Muslim leaders from Jammu, Muhammad Hanif Kalas and Irshad Ahmad Malik, in a joint statement issued in Jammu at the end of their recent visit to Chenab valley said that deployment of Indian troops and police personnel in each and every nook had virtually turned the entire valley into a big jail. They said an environment of siege and harassment haunts Kishtwar, Ramban, Doda and other parts of the Chenab valley.
Earlier, Indian troops during house raids arrested dozens of youths, including Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib, and Showkat Ahmed Mir in different areas of Sopore town.

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