On Tuesday certain women campaigners were protesting in Srinagar, where they were detained by the police officials. The Ex-chief minister, Farooq Abdullah’s daughter, and sister were also a part of the protest and they are in police custody. Farooq Abdullah had also been in police custody since August like several other legislators, political representatives, and officials.
The women protestor were dressed up in black armbands and holding posters. They were not allowed by the police staff to gather and were asked to disband peacefully. However, the protestors denied disbanding.
Women said in a statement: “We the women of Kashmir oppose the one-sided decision taken by the government of India to remove Article 370, 35A and decision of separation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.” The women said that they want the restoration of civil rights and the fundamental rights of the citizens. The women said they feel “betrayed, humiliated and violated.”
After a more than two months blackout in Indian Oppressed Kashmir, network access on cell phones was brought back on Monday but is restrained to text messages and calls only, access to the internet is still not available in most of the areas of Kashmir.
People in Srinagar said that they are delighted that they got the cell phone services back to work but it’s not at all a courtesy from the Indian government, it is their essential right which they should have like everyone else in the world enjoys this right.
While the huge population of Kashmir was restrained from the internet service, now again the messaging service is cutoff.
The restriction on text messaging in Kashmir is a consequence of both protests and truck driver murder along with certain more issues because the Indian government thinks that it has loosened grip over the occupied Kashmir after restoring mobile services.