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#Kashmir thread: It’s been 20 days since India unilaterally revoked #Article370, flew in thousands of troops, imposed an unprecedented communications blackout & curfew-like conditions. Starting a thread on all of the @washingtonpost coverage of the issue here -
On Aug 5, India revokes special status of Kashmir. The decision and its stealthy implementation are likely to further damage New Delhi’s relationship with its most restive state and ignite unrest there. 

While the news made headlines globally, a day later, there had been almost no word from inside Kashmir, a situation many described as a “siege.”

My first ground dispatch from Srinagar was on the Soura protest the government denied took place. We found video footage, multiple eyewitnesses and injured which contradicted the govt stand.

.@jslaternyc writes on how with the Kashmir decision PM Modi undid seven decades of history in a single day, taking India into uncharted territory

For over a week no one had seen or heard from the mainstream political leaders in Kashmir all of whom are detained. I tried to track them down in Srinagar

Pamela Constable writes from Pakistan on how India’s decision left its nuclear-armed neighbour stunned
Over 4 days in Srinagar, I saw firsthand that despite the quiet on the streets, Kashmiris are seething with resentment and claims of 'normalcy' patently false

On Independence Day, @jslaternyc wrote about Modi’s Kashmir gamble. “The way Modi executed the decision on Kashmir indicates what his “new India” might look like.” 

On Aug 19 as India announced an easing of some restrictions in Kashmir, things remained far from normal
Our video verification team fact-checked Indian government’s claims on ‘normalcy’ in Kashmir
The Post’s Editorial on Kashmir (with an excerpt from my dispatch) asked: “If the goal is so virtuous, why does it require such censorship, imprisonment and force?”
In this episode of the #PostReports podcast, we spoke to @martinepowers about the turmoil in Kashmir washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-…
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