Changes made by the Indian government to Jammu and Kashmir’s domicile and land laws could end up changing the region’s identity.
Local businessmen worry they may have to sell land to outsiders to stay afloat.
“You always have to be prepared," said one reporter, "just in case something goes wrong."
A year after the controversial revocation of Article 370, Kashmir continues to be under a security lockdown amid reports of across-the-board human rights violations.
In the region already numbed by decades of violence, a viral photo shared by Indian security forces has intensified tensions.
A quarter of the 134 militants killed in the region this year died within the district.
Pakistan has accused India of passing laws that could change the demographics of the disputed territory during the pandemic.
Adil Farooq was arrested in January 2019 under the controversial Public Safety Act in Kashmir. Today, as he spends his days at home under a lockdown, freedom has a different meaning.
"To breach the blackout, one of us would fly to Delhi and upload a couple of stories from there. We lived one story at a time—forever wondering if it would make it online."
"Everyone is using it. The government officials themselves are uploading Facebook display pictures using VPN!"
It turns out that trauma can not only stay in your body forever, it can also continue for generations.
India’s Chief of Defence Staff Admits That the Country is Operating De-radicalisation Camps to Isolate Young Kashmiris
The Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat justified this by saying that Pakistan had such camps too.