Day 7 of the Indian military siege: 11 August 2019

  • First day of Eid ul Azha (Eid Qurban)
  • Curfew and communication blackout still ongoing for seventh day.
  • Shops were forced to keep closed. 
  • “Shoot at sight” order by J&K Police
    No Eid celebrations allowed.
  • A low number of people succeed to call relatives from outside Valley through police stations and helplines.

Analysis

Kavita Krishnan, The Independent: “Modi’s act of tyranny in Kashmir will soon be the blueprint for all of India” 

NDTV: Kashmir Lockdown “Draconian”, Says Editors Guild Of India: Full Statement

News

Daanish Nabi and Bilal Kuchay, Al Jazeera: Amid ‘disheartening Eid siege’, Kashmiris try to reach loved ones

Al Jazeera: Pakistan foreign minister discusses India and Kashmir

The Irish Times: India reimposes some restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Muslim festival

Statements and support
The Observer: View on India’s aggression over Kashmir (11/08/19).

Bloomberg Editorial Board: “India Is Making a Mistake in Kashmir.”

Margot Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
@margotwallstrom
“Closely following serious developments in Kashmir. The population of Kashmir must be included in decisions concerning its future.”

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, UK
@jeremycorbyn
“The situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. Human rights abuses taking place are unacceptable. The rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected and UN resolutions implemented.”

Magid Magid, Green Party MEP for Yorkshire & The Humber and Former Lord Mayor of Sheffield
@MagicMagid
“Wishing you all a blessed Eid Mubarak! I hope your day is filled with nothing but love, hope & joy! As we celebrate let’s also remember and pray for the people of Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq & wherever people are suffering injustice and persecution.”