A year since Kashmir lost its autonomy, narratives of the region’s past, present and future are as contested as ever.
It has been more than a year since New Delhi scrapped Indian-administered Kashmir’s special status. Why has the region’s history been so hotly disputed – on the ground and in the news media – since India’s independence from the United Kingdom more than 70 years ago?
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Rahul Pandita – Journalist and author, Our Moon Has Blood Clots
Siddiq Wahid – Senior fellow, Centre for Policy Research India
Nitasha Kaul – Associate professor, University of Westminster
Suhasini Haidar – National and diplomatic affairs editor, The Hindu
Aarti Tikoo Singh – Foreign affairs editor, Indo-Asian News Service
Against all odds: Reporting under Kashmir’s communications blackout
What has the revocation of Article 370 – and the security lockdown and communication blackout that followed – meant for Kashmiris and the journalists trying to tell their stories?
Anuradha Bhasin – Executive editor, Kashmir Times
Peerzada Ashiq – Senior journalist, The Hindu
Syed Shahriyar – Photojournalist