US based newspaper, The New York Times said, the India’s military lockdown has hit the religious freedom of the people in occupied Kashmir.

It has said in its report that the call for prayer (Azan) five times a day from the minarets of the Jamia Masjid and across Srinagar have been silent for nearly four months.

The New York Times said last summer India implemented a military lockdown in which it pressed harsh curbs on civil rights, arrested thousands of people, blocked internet and phone service, and shuttered important mosques.”

Yesterday, The speakers at a seminar in London highlighted the intention of Indian government to change demography of Occupied Kashmir after revoking its special status in the constitution.

The seminar was held by the Organisation of Kashmir Coalition in connection with International Human Rights Day.

Meanwhile, In occupied Kashmir, the World Human Rights Day was observed as Black Day on Tuesday to draw the attention of the international community towards the deteriorating human rights situation in the territory.