A troubling report from a Kashmiri just returned from spending eight days there:

“After spending eight days in different parts of Kashmir, I managed to reach back Delhi alive today. Everyone back home knows that the Governor and his administration are economical with the truth. They are avoiding facts and spreading lies. They are untruthful thugs. Please do not trust them. The situation is in a perilous and frightening state. According to locals thousands of people, including children, have been arrested and dozens injured. Life saving drugs are fast disappearing from the medical stores and essential food items are not available. Everyone I met is emotionally broken and psychologically distressed. God save Kashmir.”

–Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad