Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan in its entirety but they control only parts of it. The two Asian neighbours have fought two wars over control of the Muslim-majority region since independence from the British colonial rulers in 1947
@HappymonJacob ’s new report explores #India and #Pakistan ’s strategies since the Indian government’s August 2019 withdrawal of statehood status for the Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir region and examines potential resolutions to the conflict.
THREAD 👇 One year ago, India revoked Article 370, which had granted Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir a measure of autonomy under Indian administration. Meet five Kashmiris who share how their lives only got more difficult since then
At least 30 people were wounded by a grenade attack at a pro-Kashmir rally. Today marks the first anniversary of India revoking Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status. The Muslim-majority state has faced internet blackouts, widespread curfews and mass detention.
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.
#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
Laws revoking India-administered Kashmir's special status go into effect today. That means the Muslim-majority region: ▪️ is now split into 2 parts ▪️ loses the right to make its own laws ▪️ loses exclusive land rights, which some say is an attempt to change its demographics
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 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
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)
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'