Police said there are no curfew restrictions in any part of the valley today. However, restrictions under Section 144 CrPC, prohibiting an assembly of four or more persons, continued as a precautionary measure in the valley on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, normal life remained badly affected in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as unprecedented and inhuman lockdown continued on 94th consecutive day, today.
“China deplores and firmly opposes that. India unilaterally changed its domestic laws and administrative division challenging China’s sovereignty,” he said replying to a question.
The day is also being observed as a Black Day in Kargil. All shops, business establishments, schools and the majority of offices are closed on the call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC).
The ongoing closure in Kashmir has crippled the valley’s economy as the business community has suffered losses amounting to over Rs 10,000 crore in three months, a trade body said here.
Canadian leader of the New Democratic Party Jagmeet Singh also condemned the same.
“The Indian government shut down telephones, cellphone communication, and blocked media. Anywhere in the world, if the cellphones are being blocked, the telephones are being shut down, and the media is not allowed to go there, I can assure you, there are human rights violations going on,” he said.
Of the total mobile phone base of over 60 lakh in Kashmir, BSNL has nearly 80,000 postpaid phones operating in Kashmir. Over 5,000 postpaid mobile phones of government officials and police are already functional.
Ask Jeremy Corbyn to attend the UNHRC to demand the restoration of basic human rights including the freedom of speech and communication, the lifting of curfews, and to allow the humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter the region.
Toqeer Gillani, a leader of Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, said Saturday the group will cross the frontier near Chakotay. He said they would spend the night at the midway point and resume their on-foot journey early Sunday.
That the pre-requisite for reconciliation, good neighbourliness and durable peace between them is a commitment by both the countries to peaceful co-existence, respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;