With tensions mounting in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) as the government revokes special status granted to the valley, calls in additional troops and orders tourists to evacuate the region, there is panic in countries on both sides of the borders. Information regarding what exactly is happening the disputed territory is limited resulting in rising fears.

A plethora of Pakistani actors are among those raising their voice against the Indian atrocities and are calling for the world to support those in the valley.

It comes as no surprise that the first person to raise his voice on the matter was none other than Hamza Ali Abbasi who also encouraged his fellow actors to use their popularity to create awareness against the “zulm.”


Following Hamza’s tweets, several actors took to Twitter to voice their concerns and Hamza even thanked a few of them.

The situation in the Himalayan territory has been worsening as Indian armed forces martyr at least 10 Kashmiri youth within the last three days and the government announcing its decision to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.


Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is a “temporary provision” that grants special autonomous status to occupied Kashmir. All the provisions of the constitution that are applicable to other states are not applicable to the disputed territory.

According to this article, except for defence, foreign affairs, finance and communications, the Indian Parliament needs the state government’s approval for applying all other laws.

The residents of occupied Kashmir, therefore, live under a separate set of laws as compared to Indian citizens elsewhere in the country, including those related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights.

As a result, Indian citizens from other states cannot purchase land or property in occupied Kashmir. With the government moving to revoke the article, the fate of IoK’s 13 million population hangs in balance.