Posts Tagged ‘ Kashmir autonomy ’

With meticulous planning then mass arrests and ‘torture’, Kashmir’s autonomy was lost

Sep 3rd, 2019 | By

Residents say security forces have beaten and abused locals as they attempt to prevent a violent uprising. Warning: this article contains images which some readers may find distressing Zubair Sofi Srinagar @@zubairsofii When Jammu and Kashmir’s governor addressed the world in a press conference on 4 August, people in the Muslim-majority valley were worried. After decades

India just pulled Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy. Here’s why that is a big deal for this contested region

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

By Ahsan I. Butt The Modi government’s move could mean increased regional instability. After a week of rumors and misinformation, on Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced changes to the constitutional and legal status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). There are two principal components: (1) scrapping Article 370 and the