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2019-08-21 India-Pakistan
Authorities make more arrests in Indian Kashmir to deter protests
[Jpost] Security forces detained 30 people overnight in Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
's main city of Srinagar, local officials said on Tuesday, seeking to keep a tight lid on protests over the federal government's decision to strip the region of its autonomy.

Crowds have demonstrated frequently in the city despite a severe clampdown on phone and internet services, a ban on public gatherings and detentions of hundreds of politicians and separatists who have long campaigned for secession from India.

Youth have pelted stones at paramilitary police deployed in Srinagar, and the latest detentions took place in parts of the city where such incidents have occurred, a police officer said.

"These arrests have been made in the areas where there has been intensifying stone pelting in the last few days," the officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
because of the sensitivity of the situation.

A local government official confirmed the latest detentions.

Authorities in Indian Kashmir on Monday said the protests were local and small in nature involving no more than a dozen people. Still, primary schools remained deserted on Tuesday as they were the previous day as parents worried about the safety of their children kept them at home.

Rooters visited three schools in Srinagar including Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School and no students had turned up and classes were deserted.

"Some teachers reported to duty but left as there were no students", said an official of the school.

Authorities had ordered schools to reopen on Monday after a two-week closure as a sign of normality. Srinagar's top city official Shahid Choudhary asked schools to ensure resumption of bus services.

A driver, however, said it was difficult to operate buses in such a volatile situation. "It is very risky for us and the students," he said.

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Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-21 00:32|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6493 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies 

#1 Of course it'll take a while. Both for normalcy to return and for Kashmiris to stop worrying and learn to love the boot.

Normalcy is not returning after a month, it has not been there for decades. The normalcy that the islamics want shall never return to Kashmir.

Shariah laws, impunity from arrest, anti-police and anti-India activities. Masked agitation, the dung green islamic flag, the isis flags, cursing and stoning cops, attacking their families. Bomb blasts and attacks every other day. It's not coming back.

The jamaat sponsored extremism may try to resurrect itself in a pre-mortem surge of resistance, but most of its means and facilitators have been cut off.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-08-21 00:59||   2019-08-21 00:59|| Front Page Top

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