RightsThe Union government has also used the opportunity of the lockdown to implement domicile laws for the UT which should have been debated.
Jammu and Kashmir continues to be in a social, economic, political and communication lockdown since August 5, 2019.
The lockdown imposed by the Union government is now doubly reinforced by the coronavirus pandemic.
While Kashmir has dropped off the national radar due to concerns with the pandemic, the West Asian elite’s attention is drawn to it now because of the current regime’s perceived Islamophobia. This has also led to adverse international media attention.
Within the country, there has never been greater need to be sensitive to disturbing developments in the UT and the immediate needs of its residents.