Tourists in shikaras, traditional gondolas, cross the Dal Lake in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP

India to allow tourists back into Kashmir – but internet blackout to stay

  • Three days before India stripped the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, tourists were told to leave the disputed region
  • Thousands of Indian troops have since flooded the region, which also has a communications blackout imposed by the Indian government
Topic |   Kashmir

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Tourists in shikaras, traditional gondolas, cross the Dal Lake in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: AP
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Babloo has not left her home in Kashmir for the past 45 days. Photo: Adnan Bhat

In India, Kashmir’s transgender community struggles to survive under the shadow of conflict

  • The curfew and internet blackout has robbed the marginalised group of much-needed support and contact, with many unable to leave their houses
  • New Delhi claims the revocation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status would improve the lives of minorities in the region, but experts say this is untrue
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Babloo has not left her home in Kashmir for the past 45 days. Photo: Adnan Bhat
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