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10 Aug 2019 | 07:35 PM UTC

India: Communications remain limited in Jammu and Kashmir Aug. 10 following Srinagar protest Aug. 9 /update 1

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Communications remain limited in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir state August 10 after thousands protest in Srinagar August 9; similar protests possible amid a heightened security presence over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

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Event

Communications remained limited in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir state as of Saturday, August 10, amid an Indian crackdown in the disputed region after New Delhi rescinded the state's effective constitutional autonomy on Monday, August 5. Thousands protested the move in Srinagar on Friday, August 9, with Indian police firing tear gas and pellets to disperse demonstrators. On Saturday, rocks, wooden structures, and other objects placed by demonstrators on a major road blocked traffic; shops were also closed in the city.

Indian authorities lifted travel restrictions - part of an indefinite, 24-hour curfew - in parts of Srinagar on Saturday ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on Monday, August 12. Despite such measures, further protest activity and clashes between protesters and Indian security forces are possible in Jammu and Kashmir state over the coming days. Lingering transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the state, including in Srinagar, as the curfew continues.

Context

Following a cabinet meeting on August 5, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to parliament that Article 370 in the Constitution, which accords Jammu and Kashmir a special autonomous status, be revoked. He also proposed that Jammu and Kashmir be reorganized as a Union Territory with an Assembly, and Ladakh be a separate Union Territory with no legislature.

Advice

Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.

 

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