What is life like in Kashmir 3 years after losing special status? | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

On August 5, 2019, life in India-administered Kashmir changed forever after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which had allowed the region limited autonomy.      

India claimed Kashmir’s semi-autonomy had been a “root cause” of anti-India militancy. 

India said its decision would improve the economic and social development of Kashmir, and embarked on a major political makeover of the Muslim-majority region.

New Delhi also opened land and jobs for people from across India while granting domicile and voting rights to thousands of Hindu refugees. The move unleashed anti-India protests, and New Delhi cracked down on dissent by imposing martial law, arresting protesters and shutting down communication.

India’s crackdown on Kashmiri journalists, political…

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