The curfew and communication blackout continued across the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region on the 30th consecutive day, In Indian occupied Kashmir on Tuesday (Sep 3). Principal Secretary of occupied Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, confirmed to media that over 4,500 people have been arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The law allows the authorities to keep anyone under detention for up to two years without trial.
All internet and communication services including landline and mobile phones and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region. Local newspapers are offline while most of them fail to bring out their print editions.
Curfew and other restrictions are in place in the territory since August 5 when the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status after abrogating Article 370 of its constitution. Markets and schools are also closed for the past one month. Indian forces are using drones equipped with hi-resolution cameras and night-vision devices to monitor anti-India protests and other pro-freedom activities in the territory.
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