SRINAGAR: India’s federal authorities named a former telecoms minister on Thursday to guide the restive area of Occupied Kashmir, the place it has imposed new restrictions within the title of efforts geared toward stopping the unfold of Covid-19.
Manoj Sinha, a frontrunner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling get together, will change profession bureaucrat G.C. Murmu as lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, a authorities assertion stated.
The appointment got here a day after authorities ensured that the primary anniversary of the revocation of the disputed area’s constitutional autonomy handed off with none main avenue protests amid heavy deployment of police and restrictions on public motion.
Nonetheless, on Thursday fighters against Indian occupation of their area shot useless a village council head from Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Celebration within the Kulgam district, police stated.
“He was shot multiple times outside his residence,” a police officer stated.
Indian forces, in the meantime, positioned metal barricades and razor wire throughout many roads, bridges and intersections. Retailers and companies remained shut and police and troopers stopped residents at checkpoints, solely letting an occasional automobile or pedestrian move.
A number of residents stated authorities forces stopped them at checkpoints, saying the curfew was nonetheless in place.
“You call it a curfew or virus lockdown, the fact is that we’re under a brutal siege and this siege is a year old now,” stated Ishfaq Ahmed, a Srinagar resident.
On Aug 5, 2019, Modi’s Hindu nationalist authorities stripped Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood, scrapped its structure and eliminated inherited protections on land and jobs.
China on Wednesday known as India’s motion in Occupied Kashmir unlawful and stated it hoped Pakistan and India would resolve their variations by way of dialogue.
“China pays great attention to the situation in Kashmir,” Chinese language international ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated at a each day briefing in Beijing. “Any unilateral change of the status quo in the Kashmir region is illegal and invalid.”
India’s international ministry responded by claiming China had no standing within the matter “and is advised not to comment on the internal affairs of other nations”.
Revealed in Daybreak, August seventh, 2020