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India seeks to portray sense of calm in locked-down Kashmir : India seeks to portray sense of calm in locked-down Kashmir

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

NEW DELHI - Just before midnight on the eve of the biggest political change in Indian-administered Kashmir in decades, authorities shut down internet access, mobile and landline phones and cable TV in the disputed region home to 12.5 million people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government presented an order in Parliament on Aug. 5 revoking the autonomy of India's only Muslim-majority state. The following day, lawmakers passed a bill to split the state, Jammu and Kas...