On this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 file photograph, India’s Border Safety Power (BSF) troopers patrol close to the India Pakistan border fencing at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu, India. Pakistan’s prime minister assured Kashmiri people dwelling within the Indian-administered a part of the divided area that he helps them of their wrestle for self-determination. In his assertion Wednesday, Imran Khan condemned New Delhi’s determination Aug. 5 to downgrade Kashmir’s standing, as he started celebrations marking Pakistan’s independence day.(AP Picture/Channi Anand) The Related Press
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that stripping the disputed Kashmir area of its statehood and particular constitutional provisions has helped unify the nation.
Modi spoke Thursday in an Independence Day deal with from India’s Mughal-era Crimson Fort in New Delhi as an unprecedented safety lockdown stored people in Indian-administered Kashmir indoors for an eleventh day.
The lockdown and a near-complete communications blackout affecting about four million residents of the Kashmir Valley have been in place since Aug. four, simply earlier than a presidential order to subsume the Muslim-majority area into India’s federal authorities by downgrading it from a state to a union territory. A brand new legislation permits anybody to purchase land there.
Modi says that Kashmir’s former standing led to “corruption” and was unjust for ladies.
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