Indian police in Srinagar. Photo: AP
Varad Sharma
Opinion

Opinion

Varad Sharma

Kashmir’s special status only fuelled its real problem: Islamism

  • Article 370 was supposed to protect Jammu and Kashmir’s ‘unique identity’
  • Instead, it only encouraged the separatist mindset, distracting from the corrosive religious ideology of jihad

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Indian police in Srinagar. Photo: AP
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Kashmiri journalists protest against the internet blackout in Srinagar on November 12, 2019. Photo: AFP

100 days after Modi’s Kashmir clampdown, locals see bleak future

  • With paramilitary troops monitoring Kashmiris and an internet blackout ongoing, locals say the loss of freedom has affected their mental health
  • Businesses have been forced to shut, young people see no future in Kashmir as India continues to bring the region under its rule
Topic |   Kashmir

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Kashmiri journalists protest against the internet blackout in Srinagar on November 12, 2019. Photo: AFP
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