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India revokes Kashmir’s special status: All the latest updates

The Indian government has revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years. A presidential decree issued on August 5 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state, including the right to its own[…]

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India to keep Kashmir lockdown for Eid on protest fears

Indian authorities are expected to extend a military clampdown in Kashmir ahead of Monday’s start of the Eid al-Adha festival on fears protests could break out over its stripping of the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy. Indian-administered Kashmir has been in a security lockdown since last Monday, when India’s Hindu-majority government rescinded[…]

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UN concern over Kashmir lockdown as hundreds reported arrested

The United Nations chief has expressed concern over “restrictions” in Indian-administered Kashmir as the Muslim-majority territory remained under an unprecedented security lockdown and a near-total communications blackout for a fourth day. The statement by Antonio Guterres on Thursday came as Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, defended the controversial stripping of special rights from the disputed region[…]

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