Kashmir Crisis update: Day 39, September 12, 2019

Kashmir Crisis Kashmir’s unrelenting siege continues on the 39th day. There is no semblance of normalcy in Kashmir. Businesses remain shut, offices sparsely attended, public transport still not plying on the streets, schools, colleges and universities, still closed.  This week a sixteen year old Kashmiri died after being admitted to a hospital for tear gas …

Kashmir siege completes a month, September 4, 2019

Kashmir completes one month of siege. The situation on the ground remains unchanged. The communications blockade continues even though the Government claims that it has restored a few land line exchanges in some areas. People remain cut off from each other in the Valley, and from others outside the Valley. Hospitals and other essential services …

Day 25 of the Indian military siege of Kashmir: August 29, 2019

While some limited movement is allowed, the communications blockade remains in effect. The consequences of shutting down phone and internet services are now manifest as a massive health crisis. Patient mortality is increasing rapidly in hospitals. In one case, a miscarriage occurred because a senior gynecologist could not be summoned in time to the ward …

Day 18 of the Indian military siege: 22 August 2019

The news and communications blockade continues. Some land lines work intermittently and allow brief conversations of less than a minute with family and friends. Hospitals are running out of basic medicines and doctors are prevented from going to work. The total number of Indian troops in Kashmir is now one million. The UN Office of …

Open letter to the UN Security Council – Take urgent action to end Indian military blockade of Kashmir and begin a process of resolution of the Kashmir conflict in accordance with the right to self-determination

August 15, 2019 H.E. Ms Joanna Wronecka Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations cc. Ambassadors of China, France, UK, USA, Russia, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru and South Africa  Re: Open letter to the UN Security Council - Take urgent …

Day 10 of the Indian military siege: 14 August 2019

Curfew and communication blockades are still in place, with mobile networks, internet services and landlines closed. Fact-finding group comprising Kavita Krishnan from the CPI (ML), economist Jean Dreze and Maimoona Mollah of All India Democratic Women’s Association and Vimal Bhai of National Alliance of People’s Movement, spent five days in Kashmir, shared its fact-finding report …

Day 9 of the Indian military siege: 13 August 2019

The lockdown that started on 5 August is still ongoing: mobile networks, broadband services, and landlines are still down and news are still limited. Curfew is still ongoing in many places. Majority still unable to access basic services. Public transport is not working and road blocks still in place. Emergency services, such as ambulances, are …