An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP
An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP
Varad Sharma
Opinion

Opinion

Varad Sharma

Jammu and Kashmir on a new trajectory, a year after special status revoked

  • J&K has seen a drop in violence, new domicile laws and a focus on grass roots democracy since India revoked Article 370 a year ago
  • But Narendra Modi’s government must create a favourable environment for assembly elections and the communication clampdown is affecting the masses

An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP
An empty square in Srinagar. It has been a year since India scrapped disputed Kashmir’s special status. Photo: AFP
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