KARACHI: Under pressure from international community after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s splendid speech in the United Nations General Assembly, India has lifted curfew in all 22 districts of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, local Indian media reported.
India TV reported that restrictions were eased in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir where the situation was critical after the revoking of Article 370 on August 5.
Doordarshan News said the government eased day-time restrictions from all districts on Saturday morning.
“Day time restrictions have been relaxed from all 105 police station jurisdictions in Kashmir. It has been done after improvement in the situation,” DGP Jammu and Kashmir Dilbag Singh told news agency ANI.
Earlier, fourteen US lawmakers had on Friday urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in the occupied Kashmir and lift the communications blackout in the territory.
The joint statement issued by Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other US Congress members said the imposition of media blackout starting August 5, left millions in Kashmir without access to mobile phones or the internet while many others have been detained.
“As a result, family members in the United States and elsewhere are unable to contact their relatives and family members in occupied Kashmir, leading to concerns about their welfare,” they said.
In an interview with CNN, Prime Minister Imran had said world needed to understand the gravity of the human rights situation after the curfew was lifted from the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the enormity of the situation could be gauged from the presence of 900,000 troops in the held territory.
Imran Khan ruled out a meeting with his Indian counterpart in New York after what Modi had done in the Occupied Kashmir. He said besieging the Kashmiris for over 50 days was testimony of the mindset in India that believed in hate.