Srinagar, Aug 7: As some news agency is circulating a video showing normalcy in Kashmir after Modi government scrapped Article370 and and bifurcated the valley into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal countered it and said that Kashmir is experiencing an unprecedented lock-down and questioned the silence of the international community.
Taking to Facebook, Faesal said,”Kashmir is experiencing an unprecedented lock-down. The sad fact of life is that only Narendra Modi and Amit Shah can one day give back to us the wealth that has been stolen from us in broad daylight. But then what’s lost has been lost. Or Perhaps everything has been lost. Except our resolve to fight back. And we shall.”
“Even if the curfew is relaxed the situation will remain extremely volatile. At airport I met crowds of heartbroken youth asking me questions about what should we do now. I said we shall go to Supreme Court together and ask for reversing this injustice. All political parties are together on challenging these unconstitutional laws that have deprived us of our history and identity.” he said.
“As of now that’s the only hope. International community has shut its eyes. So I am not expecting anything from there,” he wrote.
“From Zero Bridge to Airport some movement of vehicles is visible. Other places are completely out of bounds. Except for patients or those with a curfew pass. It was not possible to reach Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone or send a message to them.
“In other Districts curfew is all the more strict. You can say that the entire 8 million population has been incarcerated like never before,” he added.The former IAS officer also said, “As of now there is no shortage of food and essentials. My sources in Administration told me that Sat Phones given to officers are being used to coordinate the civil supplies. No other means of communication is available. Those with Dish TV have access to news. Cable services are down. Many people still have a bleak idea of what happened. Radio was working till a few hours ago. Most people are watching DD. National media is also not being allowed to move into interior areas. LD hospital is functioning beyond its capacity as expecting women are getting admitted days in advance to avoid any last moment hassels. Some people are planning to run langars there.”
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— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) August 7, 2019