AI urges India to lift blackout, let Kashmir speak
Srinagar, September 14, 2019 (PPI-OT):Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International demanding an end to continued lockdown in occupied Kashmir, has urged India to let the people of the territory speak.
In a video posted on Twitter, Amnesty International has exposed gruesome crimes being committed by Indian forces’ personnel against the people of occupied Kashmir.
The video was posted with a caption that said “The Kashmir blackout is over 40 days old. 8 million people are under lockdown. In the world’s most militarised zone”.
The video provides a glimpse on the crisis in occupied Kashmir that has gripped the Muslim majority territory since August 5 when India repealed special status of the territory.
“Cell phones and Internet remain disconnected. Families unable to speak with loved ones. The government in near-total control of information,” the video says.
It adds, “All this amidst reports of: Disrupted emergency services, mid-night raids, torture, tear gas, rubber bullets, pellet guns, detention of thousands of Kashmiris including doctors, journalists, political leaders, activists.”
“The human cost of this blackout cannot be ignored. Lift the blackout. Let Kashmir Speak,” the Amnesty International urges India in the video.
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