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11 Aug 2019 | 08:58 PM UTC

India: Hundreds protest in Srinagar August 11 amid continued communications blackout /update 2

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Hundreds of people protest in Srinagar August 11, denouncing Indian government's curb on Jammu and Kashmir state's effective constitutional autonomy; travel restrictions reinstated as communications blackout continues

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

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Event

Hundreds of people protested in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir state) on Sunday, August 11, denouncing the Indian government's move to suspend the state's special constitutional status. The demonstration came amid the seventh day of a communications blackout and renewed restrictions on travel in the state following an earlier easing of such restrictions on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. As of Sunday evening (local time), thousands of deployed troops observed the emptying of most streets in Srinagar.

Further protest activity and clashes between protesters and Indian security forces are possible in Jammu and Kashmir state over the coming days amid Eid al-Adha celebrations. Lingering transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the state, including in Srinagar, as the curfew continues.  

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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