In an attempt to exert its authority over Kashmir, India has changed the region’s whole political system.
India is forcing through its authority in Kashmir after scrapping article 370 – a law that gave the restive region a special status – in August 2019. The former semi-autonomous state is now Indian territory and is ruled directly by New Delhi.
The Hindu-nationalist BJP government has since implemented a security and communications lockdown in the region, raising concerns about human rights and the future of its residents.
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