“Like the Hurriyat has shutdown as ‘panacea’ for all ills, the J&K police too has a remedy for all types of situations: Internet shutdown. When several hundred Kashmiri parents are worried about the well-being of their children studying in various parts of mainland India (who face direct and indirect threats to their life) and they needed internet to stay in touch and to book tickets online for the return of their kids, the insensitive administration chose to suspend mobile and data internet in Kashmir. To deny access to information and preventing people to know about the well-being of their students is another collective punishment meted out to Kashmiris!”

–Gowhar Geelani