The team visited Srinagar and several villages in the districts of Shopian, Pulwama and Bandipora. Their report incorporates eyewitness accounts of the restrictions imposed on the people since the Centre’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. The names of the eyewitnesses were changed to protect their identities.
The resolution also calls for Corbyn to meet the high commissioners of both India and Pakistan to ensure there is “mediation” and restoration of peace and normality to prevent a potential nuclear conflict.
I just request to Mr Narendra Modi if you are planning to kill us all, get it over with. Just announce it we all Kashmiris will travel back to Kashmir and we will die with our people, don’t kill us every day. You can never rule a Kashmiri. All you can do is kill us all, that’s how you get Kashmir.
An FIR (first information report) has been registered against 11 young men most of whom are students for the ‘crime’ of chanting slogans against Pakistani occupation of the large part of the State of Jammu Kashmir including Gilgit Baltistan.
The protests were called against India’s abrogation of Article 370 which gave the Indian part of Kashmir, a special status. They were also demonstrating against India’s communication blackout at the region for the last 35 days.
Out of the 36 persons who received pellet injuries, eight were reported in the first week of the clampdown, the official said. More than 200 incidents of stone-throwing have been reported during this period.
Shehla Rashid challenges the removal of Section 370 & the J&K Reorganisation Act in Indian High court
A total of seven petitioners including Rashid and Faesal have moved the apex court in challenging the removal of Section 370 of J&K and the J&K Reorganisation Act which has bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
The report was prepared after conversations with hundreds of affected people in and around Kashmir valley; all of whom were too afraid to speak on camera.
Speaking to reporters before being whisked away by the police, he said the patients are unable to relocate to hospitals due to restrictions. “They can’t buy medicines either because of the cash crunch,” he said.