Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region in occupied Kashmir continue to reel under military lockdown and communications blackout on 64th consecutive day, today.
Main markets, educational institutions are closed and public transport is off the roads.
With deployment of Indian forces in full riot gear in every nook and corner of the territory and widespread presence of barricades and razor wires, the Kashmir valley presents the look of an open air prison.
The residents are facing acute shortages of essential commodities due to continued blockade and fast approaching winter.
A massive military operation is underway in Gangbal forest areas of Ganderbal district in the Kashmir valley for the past 11 days. Elite para-toppers of the Indian Army have also been airdropped in the mountainous region, which has no road access.