KARACHI: After usurping all basic rights and freedoms of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India also banned Muharram processions in the territory.
Since abrogation of special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5, the Indian authorities have also not allowed Jumma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, the occupied valley remains under strict military siege on the 34th consecutive day on Saturday.
All markets, schools and colleges are closed while transport is off the road. Internet, mobile, landlines and TV channels in most areas are also shut.
Patients are scrambling for medicines while doctors are facing immense difficulties to reach the hospitals.
Sindh recommends suspension of cellular services on 9, 10 Muharram
Sindh Government has asked the Ministry of Interior for suspension of cellular services in the province on 9th and 10th of Muharram.
According to sources, Sindh home secretary has communicated to interior ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) about suspension of the mobile phone services during 9th and 10th of Muharramul Haram.
The government has recommended for suspension of mobile service on selective areas, especially along the routes of mourning processions.
As a precautionary measure, Provincial authorities across Pakistan are using suspension of cellular services and internet services to maintain law and order and avoid any incident of terrorism.