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Anonymous: #OpKashmir – Urgent Action: Lift the Media and Internet Blackout in Kashmir

In Anonymous, Censorship, Kashmir, News, OpKashmir, Police State, Politics, Science & Technology on February 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

02/11/2013

This is a call to the Anonymous to express their solidarity with the people of Occupied Kashmir, who after decades of oppression, are now being completely cut-out from the rest of the world.

On February 9, the Indian government executedof Afzal Guru, in connection with 2001 Parliament attack. The question whether he was guilty or not is debatable and the majority of Kashmiris and people from civil rights groups within India and Amnesty International maintain that Afzal wasn’t give a fair trail and was hanged to death to satisfy the ‘collective conscience’ of the Indian society.

This demonstration of differential justice treatment for the Muslim Kashmiris ignited a wave of outrage among the population. In anticipation of this reaction, even before the Indian Home Ministry confirmed that Afzal Guru had been hanged and his family notified, a media blackout and a strict curfew was enforced in almost every part of Kashmir and the internet shutdown. The execution sparked a wave of protests in the region followed by a brutal repression. Many protesters have been injured and three deaths at the hands on Indian forces have been confired and people fear that the toll will rise.

Since the beginning, the media blackout has intensified in parallel to an escalation of the violence toward the protestors. The latest report is that following night protests in Watergaam, an injured youth remains in critical condition. The curfew is planned to remain until Friday. Much can happen to protesters without the eyes of the world on Kashmir to witness their plight. The curfew is still in place as this press release is being written and we have received reports from people in Kashmir that there is a shortage of essential supplies.We asked to all Anons to join us in helping lifting the curfew, and re-establish a media presence and the internet to make sure the Kashmiris are safe from repression and their aspirations are heard by the world.

If you want to help contact @anon_warlock on Twitter.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forget.
We do not forgive.
Expect Us!

More info about what is going on in Kashmir

Al Jazera Reports: Kashmir Intifada 2013
Timeline since Afzal Guru Hanged
Chaos in hospitals as injured swell
3 dead in Kashmir protests
Hanging sparks protests in Indian Kashmir
Govt cubs on media in Kashmir continue
Kashmir still in lockdown, bar on media
Kashmir media gag completes three days
Mobile phone blackout in Kashmir on R-Day

Via AnonRelations

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