Kashmir Media Service reported that the puppet administration has prepared a list of over 450 people including businessmen, journalists, lawyers and political activist who are barred from travelling abroad for a particular time period.
This step was taken to ensure that no influencer from Kashmir would be able to travel abroad. The list was prepared after revocation of special status of Jammu & Kashmir and division of J&K into two Union Territories through J&K Reorganization Bill passed on August 5 in Lok Sabha.
After August 5, authorities didn’t allow people to travel abroad and were stopped at the International Airport in New Delhi. None of them were given any specific reasons on why they weren’t allowed to travel despite valid visas from the country they were visiting and boarding passes given by the airlines.
Uzair Ronga, a lawyer and convener of a recently launched political party led by former bureaucrat Shah Faesal who was also stopped from travelling abroad and is currently under detention in Srinagar.
“I wasn’t told anything specific. They just informed after repeated request that my name is on the list and I won’t be allowed to travel. I tried to seek answers, but they didn’t say anything,” Ronga told media. His father Nazir Ahmad Ronga, also a lawyer and pro-freedom activist, is currently lodged in a jail in Uttar Pradesh.