Kashmir: A Year in Review and Future Outlook

August 5, 2020 marks one year since India undertook unilateral and illegal measures to annex the territory under its occupation. By withdrawing the applicability of Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi made a blatant attempt to change the demographics and identity of Kashmir.

Indian government repealed ‘special’ autonomous status granted to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and bifurcated the region into two Union Territories with limited administrative powers to directly govern them from New Delhi. The changes were implemented from November 1, 2019. Read More….

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