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India celebrates independence day

It came as the restrictions and a communications blackout continued in Indian-Administered Kashmir since the region’s autonomy was revoked last week.

India celebrated its Independence day on Thursday as the restrictions and a communications blackout continue in Indian-administered Kashmir, since the region’s autonomy was revoked last week.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the celebration to emphasize how the change in status will benefit everyone, including Kashmiris.

Al Jazeera’s Faiz Jamil has more from New Delhi.