Amnesty International India criticized India's move to revoke the special status on Jammu and Kashmir state on Monday.
In a statement the human rights organization warned that the Indian government's unilateral decision to revoke the status without consulting stakeholders in the territory "is likely to inflame prevailing tensions, alienate the people in the state and increase the risk of further human rights violations."
Amnesty said that a blackout of telecommunications was "not in line with international human rights standards."
"These shutdowns affect the ability of people in Kashmir to seek, receive, and impart information, which is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression. These blackouts also impede the ability of friends and relatives to reach out and inform about their safety further increasing tensions and feelings of insecurity," the statement said.