Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar as restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remain in place. Photo: AFP

Kashmir clampdown means even funeral rites can’t be observed

  • Mourners are unable to perform last rites or even be informed of a death due to Kashmir’s communications blackout and curfew
  • India stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy and imposed tight restrictions
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Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar as restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remain in place. Photo: AFP
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Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu. Photo: AFP

India scraps Kashmir’s special status raising fears of ‘catastrophic’ unrest

  • The move had been a long-held promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Many fear New Delhi wants to change the restive region’s demographics by allowing non-Kashmiris – mostly Hindus – to buy land locally
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Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu. Photo: AFP
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