- Title: Kashmir reels under siege as clampdown enters 13th day
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) SHUT SHOPS IN A MARKET AMID RAINFALL SOLDIERS ON GUARD IN A MARKET AREA SCARCE TRAFFIC AS TWO WOMEN ARE SEEN CARRYING UMBRELLAS THROUGH BARBED WIRES VEHICLES PLYING ON A ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) A KASHMIRI WOMAN, SAIMA, SAYING: "The biggest issue is that of access to doctors. Those who are lying sick in the homes, they very urgently need doctors. We are not getting medicines either, nor are we getting gas cylinders. Sick people are not getting proper medical facilities." MINIMAL TRAFFIC MOVEMENT SOLDIERS ON GUARD MEN ON A BOAT WITH UMBRELLA IN FAMED DAL LAKE A BOAT IN THE DAL LAKE
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 06:22
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan Article 370 35A curfew lockdown Srinaga
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASLUIXB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents of Srinagar city in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir continued to reel for a 13th straight day of clampdown due to movement restrictions and curfew-like situation on Saturday (August 17).
There was minimum vehicular movement seen in the markets on Saturday morning with shops still shut and tight security everywhere in the city.
Residents complained lack of access to medical facilities was of their biggest concern.
The severe movement restrictions and a total communications blockade was triggered by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to withdraw special rights for Jammu and Kashmir state, home to nearly seven million people.
Authorities say the lockdown and the detention of hundreds of local leaders aim to prevent widespread protests in the region, which is also claimed by neighboring Pakistan.
Some of these movement restrictions have now been eased.
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