Following India's revocation of special status of Kashmir, since 5th August 2019, the Indian government has shut down Kashmir in the most repressive and terrifying fashion. Modi's government has simultaneously imposed a media and communications blackout, cutting off the internet and thus preventing Kashmiris from being able to communicate their suffering in real time to the rest of the world.
In the lead-up to the move, India sent thousands of additional troops to the disputed region, imposed a crippling curfew, shut down telecommunications and internet, and arrested political leaders. [Darkest days of Indian democracy:
The crippling curfew imposed by the Indian government in Indian occupied Kashmir has been characterized by murder, rape, torture, blinding and eye injuries, disappearances and massacres. This is not the first time, in April 2018 BBC reported about the child rape and murder that has Indian occupied Kashmir on edge: [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43722714
Since the onset of the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir in 1988, rape has been used as a weapon of war by Indian security forces, comprising the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security personnel, against the Kashmiri population.
The numerous rapes [Woman's wedding turned into carnage; https://herald.dawn.com/news/1398554
] of Kashmiri Muslim women by Indian state forces is generally ignored. Many women have become victims of rape and sexual assault.
In early 2019, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society called for a UN investigation into more than 400 cases of torture carried out by the Indian army since 1990.
It is believed that tens of thousands of Kashmiris have been tortured over the past three decades, with 70% of torture victims comprising civilians, including human rights activists and children.
Since 2010, increasingly frequent reports of use of pellet guns by Indian forces in Indian occupied Kashmir have been filed. Indian forces fire the guns into crowds at head height, over time resulting in hundreds, if not thousands, of Kashmiris being blinded or suffering other severe eye injuries.
Narendra Modi (The mad prime minister of India) has sought to completely shut down and isolate Kashmir from the rest of the world since the 5th August, because that is the date upon which he announced that Article 370 would be revoked. This revocation is the most far-reaching move on the state of Kashmir in nearly seventy years. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promotes a particularly virulent form of Hindu ethnonationalism, which has resulted in a rise of violent Islamophobic crimes across India, including multiple lynchings.
Modi has never had any intention of letting the majority-Muslim state of Kashmir gain independence, determine its own political identity, or even maintain the little autonomy it had. Rather, through a brutal military occupation which mirrors that of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Modi plans to beat the Kashmiris into submission until they accept the status of second-class citizens or merely non-citizens with no rights to land or recourse to justice.
The civilsed world leaders' desire for peace can not save the helpless Kashmiri Muslims in Indian ocupied Kashmir and I believe Modi's genocide plan is working through continuous curfew. He knows for how many more days can they survive without food and medicine. This hardly seems surprising given Modi's history as chief minister in Gujarat.