As the world experiences a lockdown for the first time, the long suffering people of Kashmir are in their tenth month of lockdown.
Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – For seven million residents of India-administered Kashmir, lockdowns are not new – but had made the month of Ramadan all the more harder.
Kashmiris have been struggling with hardships as the government has imposed a strict lockdown for the last three months to combat the highly contagious coronavirus. This is the second lockdown in the disputed region, that had slowly started to turn to normalcy only in February.
The first lockdown in the region started in August 5 last year, when the Indian-government stripped the disputed region of its limited autonomy triggering outrage and protests.
The move was followed by repressive measures of a complete communication lockdown and severe military restrictions.