Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir lockdown ’

Kashmir’s Double Lockdown Has Left 1.5 Lakh Transport Workers Without Jobs

Jun 23rd, 2020 | By

Majid Maqbool Riyaz Ahmed, a driver from Srinagar city’s Dalgate area, earns his living by ferrying tourists from the otherwise busy TRC taxi stand number 1. For the past few weeks, he has been bringing his vehicle from home and parking it in the yard of the quiet taxi stand. Sometimes he washes his vehicle,



’20 protests a day’ in Kashmir despite lockdown

Sep 16th, 2019 | By

Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests a day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, a senior government source told AFP news agency. Altogether there have been 722 protests since August 5, with the main city of Srinagar, Baramulla district in the northwest and



‘I don’t know if my wife’s alive’ says British man after Kashmir lockdown

Sep 4th, 2019 | By

Basit Mahmood A British man says he is ‘falling apart’ after not hearing from his wife for over three weeks, after Kashmir was placed under curfew by the Indian government. Wanting only to be identified by his first name, Adeel, 33, says he doesn’t know if his ‘wife is even alive’ after a communications blackout