Occupied Kashmir is facing unprecedented clampdown
since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led communal government revoked the special status of the territory by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
The communication blockade and security clampdown
, the alleged detention of political leaders and restrictions on media to report has created an information black hole in Jammu and Kashmir, a region which has witnessed serious human rights violations in the past."
Activists, however, decried the UAE bestowing the award on Modi as he pursues a clampdown
on the Himalayan region, saying it only gives cover to India amid the Kashmir crackdown.
The visits, as part of HMRC's Tobacco Taskforce activity, led to the seizures of suspected illegal tobacco and alcohol products from 10 premises.
Summary: New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI) The Congress Working Committee on Saturday expressed "serious concern" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir including "reports of clampdown
and news blackout" and urged the government to allow a delegation of political parties to visit the state.
Indian security forces have arrested more than 500 people since New Delhi imposed a communications blackout and security clampdown
in divided Kashmir, where people remained holed up in their homes for a fourth day.
'You cannot clampdown
on them and it is important for you to recognise our rights as yours was recognised.
began in the early hours of Monday when Indian authorities said they were imposing restrictions on public movement and shutting all educational institutions in the main Srinagar city.
Battambang provincial police chief Uch Sokhon said police will continue the clampdown
patrol night and "This in itself would not be an issue, however many of the youths are drinking which leads to antisocial behaviour occurring.
Traffic police yesterday vowed to continue the tough clampdown