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India Revokes Kashmir Autonomy : August 5 and October 29, 2019

India Revokes Kashmir Autonomy
Linda Grimm

The government of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi delivered on a key promise to supporters in 2019 by revoking an article of the Indian Constitution that granted special autonomy to Kashmir, a disputed territory at the center of multiple wars and violent cross-border conflict between India and Pakistan. The revocation prompted a major backlash by Pakistani officials and protests from Kashmiri leaders, but a government-imposed communications lockdown and a tightening of security measures across the region prevented major demonstrations from occurring.

A Contested Territory

The Kashmir region has long been disputed territory, with China, India, and Pakistan all laying claim to the land. Kashmir was an independent ...

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