While Trump didn’t explicitly endorse Modi’s moves in Kashmir—the territory between India and rival Pakistan—his remarks risk being interpreted as signaling US support. Modi’s Hindu govt is seeking control of the Muslim-majority territory. @josh_wingrove
Protesters have clashed with police in riot gear in Indian-controlled Kashmir. People in the Muslim-majority region are angry at India's decision to revoke its decades-old special status. #Kashmir #India #Pakistan
"Muslim majority countries continue to maintain convenient alliances with powerful allies for the sake of economic gain, blithely ignorning the injustices inflicted upon their Muslim brothers & sisters." The latest: the UAE's award to Modi despite Kashmir.
India arrested 30+ more people in India-administered Kashmir. ▪️ The Muslim-majority area is on total lockdown ▪️ Police reportedly fired tear gas and rubber pellets at protesters ▪️ Several people say they avoided getting treatment at hospitals out of fear of being detained
Friday prayers have taken a defiant tone in Srinagar, becoming a focal point for protests since India’s decision to revoke Kashmir's autonomy. Many residents fear India's Hindu-nationalist government plans to change the demographics of the Muslim-majority region.
Police in India-administered Kashmir fired tear gas and pellets at hundreds of demonstrators who defied restrictions and protested for autonomy. The Muslim-majority region has been on military lockdown for nearly 2 weeks after India revoked its special status.
India is celebrating its independence day. But much of India-administered Kashmir is still on lockdown with roadblocks and blocked phones and internet. Officials say restrictions in the Muslim-majority area will stay in place "for some time."
India eased the curfew in India-administered Kashmir so people could attend Friday prayers. The Muslim-majority area has been on lockdown for 5 days: ▪️ Phones + internet are blocked ▪️ 300+ people are detained ▪️ 50+ protesters hit with pellet guns, reports say
Former Union Minister & Congress leader P Chidambaram in Chennai: Had there been a Hindu majority in Kashmir, BJP wouldn't have touched it (Article 370), but because there is a Muslim majority in Kashmir, they abrogated it. (11.8.19)
#UPDATE Indian government rushes through decree to scrap the special status of disputed Kashmir, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region. The president abolished Article 370 of the constitution that gave special autonomy to the Muslim-majority region
#WATCH Mehbooba Mufti: If you break that bridge (Art 370)...then you will have to renegotiate relationship b/w India-Jammu&Kashmir, there will be new conditions...A Muslim majority state, would it even want to stay with you?...If you scrap 370, your relation with J&K will be over
India stationed more than half a million security forces in the disputed Muslim-majority region, Kashmir, to quash an armed rebellion against its rule. New report released by rights groups finds India uses torture as 'instrument of control'