In April, Indian authorities ordered a two-day a week ban on civilian traffic on a main highway in Kashmir for the exclusive movement of military & paramilitary convoys. Soldiers patrolled the highway & erected steel & razor wire barricades at intersections with neighborhood roads which would also prevent emergency vehicles like ambulances & fire trucks.

Now, they are imposing a toll tax to travel on the road for the five days a week civilian traffic is allowed. In its intent to prevent Kashmiris from free movement in their own country, it has shades of an open air prison.