Article 370 completed the year,Curfew imposed in Occupied Kashmir

Article 370 completed the year,Curfew imposed in Occupied Kashmir


The Modi government, fearful of Kashmiris' protests, has deployed millions of additional troops in the valley

Srinagar: India has imposed a two-day curfew in the whole of occupied Kashmir, one year after the end of Kashmir's special constitutional status. A statement from the authorities stated that the reason for this was intelligence reports about possible protests. A senior official told a foreign broadcaster that a complete curfew would be imposed in all districts of Kashmir.

An order issued by the government said the restrictions were being imposed immediately and would remain in effect until August 4 and 5. Citizens were not allowed to move without a government pass during the curfew. This pass will only be issued to certain individuals, including police or medical personnel. Civil Administrator Shahid Iqbal Chaudhry said the lockdown had been imposed in the valley due to security concerns, as authorities were receiving reports that some anti-India groups planned to observe August 5 as Black Day and staged protests. Also managed.

According to Kashmir Media Service, police and paramilitary forces are visiting people's homes and urging them to stay indoors. Occupying Indian forces have also erected barricades and barbed wire on roads, bridges and intersections. Shahid Iqbal Chaudhry said in the order that the curfew would remain in force on Tuesday and Wednesday. He said that there were several reports that separatist and Pakistan-backed groups intended to observe August 5 as Black Day. 

In the meantime, the possibility of any violent action or protests cannot be ruled out. August 5, 2020 marks the one year anniversary of the abolition of the special constitutional status of Occupied Kashmir. Last year, on the same day, the Indian government ratified Article 370 of its Constitution. And announced the cancellation of 35A. Under these provisions of the Indian Constitution, Kashmir had a special status. After the repeal of Articles 370 and 35A, the Indian government divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two parts and gave it the status of Federally Administered Territories. She is taking these steps to improve the lives of Kashmiris.

Prior to the move, the Indian government had imposed a strict curfew in Kashmir on August 5. Lockdown and strict curfew restrictions have been in place in occupied Kashmir for almost a year, during which time communication in the valley was also cut off. Apart from Kashmir's political leaders, thousands of separatists were arrested, hundreds of whom are still in custody.

The region is already plagued by outbreaks of the corona virus, where economic and public activities have already been severely curtailed. Can. An announcement made through megaphones in police vehicles patrolling various areas of Srinagar after dusk has asked citizens to stay indoors for the next two days. Authorities have been tightening restrictions since August 1. Barbed wire and steel barriers were erected on the city's main roads yesterday, residents said, adding that authorities had urged them not to leave their homes until Thursday.

The curfew is similar to the curfew imposed on August 5 last year when Kashmir's special semi-autonomous status was abolished, when communication in the region was completely cut off and thousands of troops were deployed in the area. This is being done at a time when Kashmiris have declared August 5 as Black Day.

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