New York Times Examines Impact Of Indian Government’s Security, Communication Crackdown In Kashmir Impacting Access To Health Care
New York Times: In a Race Against Death, No Way to Call a Doctor
“…Two months after the Indian government revoked Kashmir’s autonomy and imposed harsh security measures across the Kashmir Valley, doctors and patients here say the crackdown has taken many lives, in large part because of a government-imposed communication blackout, including shutting down the internet. Cancer patients who buy medicine online have been unable to place orders. Without cell service, doctors can’t talk to each other, find specialists or get critical information to help them in life-or-death situations. And because most Kashmiris don’t have landlines in their homes, they can’t call for help…” (Yasir et al., 10/7).