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What's behind the decision to revoke the status of Indian administered Kashmir? | Inside Story

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Published on Aug 5, 2019

India's government has moved to scrap parts of the constitution which grant Indian-administered Kashmir significant autonomy.

The disputed territory of Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from Britain.
Both countries claim it as their own and control parts of it.
Indian-administered Kashmir was granted special autonomy that allowed it to function largely without direct interference from New Delhi.
But that has now changed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist led government has revoked the special status.
And sent additional troops to the area and put the region on lockdown.
It's a move that could have widespread consequences.
So, what's behind this decision? and does it abide by the longstanding consensus over the territory?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Guests:

Barkha Dutt - Columnist and Author of 'This Unquiet Land: Stories from India's Fault Lines'.

Mirza Waheed - Kashmiri Journalist, Novelist and Author of 'The Book of Gold Leaves' and 'Tell Her Everything'.

Victoria Schofield - Writer, Historian and South Asia Affairs Analyst. And Author of 'Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War'.




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