Indian troops clamped tight restrictions across Jammu and Kashmir, fearing anti-India protests, after New Delhi abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. The people of the occupied territory have no contact with the rest of the world as internet and phone lines are cut since then. A famine-like situation is emerging as tens of thousands of Indian troops are deployed in all streets right from Srinagar in the Kashmir valley to Doda and Kishtwar areas in Jammu region to maintain strict curfew.
The news sources, in their reports said shops are shut, their shutters and walls are carrying anti-India graffiti including, “Go India Go Back” and “We Want Freedom”. The sources quoting paramilitary police officials said the restrictions in Srinagar are the city’s tightest ever. The troops, many wearing heavy riot gear, are dotting silent streets where checkpoints had been added around midnight, with more concertina wire laid out to create barricades.
Meanwhile, MDMK, a political party active in Tamil Nadu and other states of India, has said that Kashmir will no longer remain with India in the next 30 years. MDMK chief Vaiko in a media interview in Chennai said Kashmir will not be in India when Delhi will celebrate its 100th year of freedom.