Srinagar: Kashmir is under siege for the last 84 hours. The curfew imposed after the hanging of Afzal Guru has left the Valley paralysed. People have been asked to stay inside their houses and a shoot-at-sight order has been issued.
The restriction forced Kashmiris to vent their voices on micro-blogging website, Twitter. The hashtag #kashmirnow was being used to discuss and reveal the difficulty and situation in the region.
Some people used the hashtag #kashmirsiege, #OpKashmir, #KashmirNow, #Kashmir and #Anonymous.
The curfew continued in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir for fourth consecutive day to clamp down protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Separatist leaders have been arrested or put under house arrest. People complained about enormous barbarity by security forces as police personals can be seen ruthlessly beating people, on videos uploaded on YouTube.
Since the hanging cable television, newspapers and mobile networks have been sealed-off.
On Monday large number of people took part in funeral procession of teenage boy Obaid Mushtaq.
The resident alleged that the boy was shot by the CRPF personal as he was “running away” in an alley. He said that the paramilitary force had no reason to shot the boy.
Meanwhile, the Center has rushed 14 companies of BSF in the Valley to prevent any deterioration in law and order situation.
Five companies were withdrawn from some areas in Jammu frontier and sent to Kashmir valley. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed cabinet ministers to remain stationed at District Headquarters across Kashmir to monitor the situation and remain in touch with people.
We look at some of the tweets:
-Did we attack anyone? Did we burn public prop.? Were we violent? Then why is the entire pop jailed inside? No food or medicine.
-An entire population is under house-arrest. Shoot at sight orders at some places. That’s the situation. #freekashmir #KashmirNow
-This is a woman’s rights issue too. Pregnant woman dead ‘coz indian army wouldn’t let her go to hospital. #OneBillionRising #KashmirNow
-RT@brownbrumby Reading #KashmirNow tag is disturbing. It is like the 80s and 90s all over again.
–SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH KASHMIR Join the Twitter storm for Kashmir #KashmirNow
-You Hanged an innocent,killed 3 boys,And #India You are still wearing the attire of Incredible India? It Stinks for #Kashmir #Kashmirnow
-It has been 84 hours. Kashmiris still Caged In their Homes #KashmirNow
-Some sikhs standing for us.Not all Indians think the same #AfzalGuru #RESPECT #KashmirNow pic.twitter.com/LtfFD2kr
-@AnonSikko the hashtag #KashmirNow got hijacked by Anti-Kashmir trolls used to spew hate. So activists are using #KashmirSiege right now!