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India revokes special status of Kashmir, putting disputed region on edge

Aug 06, 2019 - The Washington Post

NEW DELHI - India said Monday it was revoking a constitutional provision granting certain autonomous powers to Indian- controlled Kashmir, setting the stage for new clashes in the disputed region.

The move followed a tense night during which Indian authorities put prominent politicians under house arrest in Srinagar, Kashmir's capital, and cut off mobile and Internet services to the Himalayan region. Thousands of Indian troops were deployed to Kashmir before the announcement.

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