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What’s going on in Kashmir? | Start Here

Kashmir was in the headlines over the summer after India stripped the region of its autonomy.

In August 2019, the Indian Parliament scrapped Article 370 – which guaranteed Kashmir’s semi-autonomy – from the country’s constitution.

Thousands of additional troops moved in, and a communications blackout was imposed before the region was formally divided into two federal territories.

New Delhi says the move was a matter of national security, but Kashmiris say their freedoms have now been completely eroded.

On this episode of Start Here, we break down one of the biggest stories of 2019.