India rides out a year of disquiet in the occupied valley
12 months ago, on August 5, the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir region was stripped off special autonomy when the Narendra Modi government split it into two federally controlled territories – a move widely condemned by Kashmiris and Pakistan alike.
Since then, the picturesque valley has been flooded by the occupying troops with thousands under arrest with the Indian government imposing harsh restrictions on movement and levying a communications blackout.
A year later, the Kashmiris remain under a lockdown with internet restrictions while Modi continues to disregard appeals by human rights organisations and international community to end the curbs.
Read The Express Tribune‘s special coverage on the one-year anniversary of the abrogation of autonomy.