Kashmir under Indian siege knocking at world’s conscience

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MIRPUR (AJK): Seeking global community’s immediate urgent attention towards the impending humanitarian crisis in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, speakers during a press conference in Geneva said that over a year-long undeclared siege and military crackdown in the disputed region was a challenge to world conscience.
The media conference held on the sidelines of the UNHRC’s meeting in Geneva was addressed by Chairman Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) Altaf Hussain Wani President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK Fahim Kiani, whereas former president United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Morgan Lykketoft also attended and addressed the event through video link, a message reaching and released to the media here on Friday said.
Highlighting the devastating impacts of the siege on Kashmiris’ day to day life they said, “Besides leaving undeletable and devastating impacts on the Kashmiris’ national psyche the unrelenting siege on one hand left the region’s economy in doldrums while on the other it has enormously affected the education, and health sector at a time when the region was hit by the novel coronavirus”.
Amidst a deepening crisis they said, “After 5thAugust 2019 a population of over 8 million people were held virtually incommunicado by the Indian occupation authorities thereby enforcing a crippling communication blockade in the region.