Soldiers stand guard in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Shops closed, streets deserted as Indian Kashmir ceases to be a state

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to change Kashmir’s status has stoked anger and resentment while an armed revolt rages
  • Just after midnight, the old state of Jammu and Kashmir was split into two union territories – both to be directly ruled by New Delhi
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Soldiers stand guard in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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A resident walks past Indian paramilitary troopers standing guard during a lockdown in Srinagar. Photo: AFP

Clashes in Kashmir as far-right European lawmakers visit at India’s invitation

  • The nationalist Alternative for Germany party, France’s National Rally, the Brexit Party and Poland’s Law and Justice were all represented
  • India’s government said that the aim was to give the deputies ‘a better understanding of the cultural and religious diversity’ of the region
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A resident walks past Indian paramilitary troopers standing guard during a lockdown in Srinagar. Photo: AFP
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