33.7 C
Kuwait City
August 25, 2019
Home » Kashmir curfew to be eased after August 15 – News
Khaleejtimes International

Kashmir curfew to be eased after August 15 – News

Tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have been deployed to the main city of Srinagar.

Restrictions on freedom of movement in parts of Kashmir will be eased after India’s Independence Day on Thursday (August 15), the state governor has said, although phone lines and the internet will remain cut off.

Satya Pal Malik told Wednesday’s Times of India that communications will stay blocked as India’s government relaxes its clampdown since it stripped the region of its autonomy in early August.

“We don’t want to give that instrument to the enemy until things settle down,” Malik told the paper in an interview.

“In a week or 10 days, everything will be alright and we will gradually open lines of communication,” he said.

Fearing unrest, India snapped telecommunications and imposed a curfew in the part of Kashmir it controls on August 4, a day before its surprise presidential decree to strip the region of its special status.

Tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have been deployed to the main city of Srinagar and other towns and villages, turning the picturesque city into a deserted warren of barbed wire and barricades.

The lockdown has not completely prevented protests, however.

According to residents around 8,000 people took part in a demonstration after Friday prayers, with security forces firing tear gas and pellet-firing shotguns to break up the rally.

On Tuesday the Indian government confirmed for the first time that clashes took place, blaming them on “miscreants” and saying its forces reacted with “restraint”.

MORE FROM International

  • India

    Tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have been deployed to the… READ MORE

  • India

    The dogs were not sighted by the Air Traffic Control staff because it … READ MORE

  • International

    The country’s government aims is to attract more than 9 million… READ MORE

  • Philippines

    The Filipinos intercepted were destined to fly to the UAE via other… READ MORE

MORE FROM Khaleej Times

  • Dubai

    The flag hoisting ceremony as part of the celebrations was held at… READ MORE

  • Dubai

    He couldn’t come out of the water as there was a strong undercurrent. READ MORE

  • General

    Freelancers in the UAE face lack of payment from companies that… READ MORE

  • MENA

    Britain accused the vessel of violating European sanctions by taking… READ MORE

Source link
Click here to read more news from @khaleejtimes

Related posts

China warns on Islamic State revival in Syria AFP

Okaz Knights at Taif season bring history to life


Aster raises awareness on importance of breastfeeding The Peninsula

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
Sign-up for exclusive content. Be up to date with Gulflance

You're currently offline