The Indian authorities continue to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the occupied valley on the 15th consecutive day on Monday (August 19) to prevent people from holding demonstrations against India’s move of ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Thousands of people have been arrested by Indian authorities in occupied Kashmir, At least 4,000 people have been arrested under the black Public Safety Act (PSA) over the past two weeks, a magistrate told International channel in Srinagar.
“Most of them were flown out of Kashmir because prisons here have run out of capacity,” the magistrate said, adding that he had used a satellite phone allocated to him to collate the figures from colleagues across the occupied territory amid a communications blackout imposed by authorities.
As per reports, the authorities have turned the valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner. In Srinagar, thousands of troops and policemen are patrolling the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to thwart any attempt of people to stage anti-India demonstrations.
The authorities also continue to impose information blockade as TV channels and internet links remain snapped and restrictions on media continue since 5th August.