How Modi's BJP engineered the dramatic move

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah at Parliament House in Delhi on Monday. He was working to scrap Kashmir's special status.
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah at Parliament House in Delhi on Monday. He was working to scrap Kashmir's special status.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

On the morning after the Upper House of the Indian Parliament voted to revoke the special autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, the state's biggest newspaper was not able to carry the news.

Trapped in a communication blackout and intense security clampdown, the home page of the Greater Kashmir website carried news a day old - an impending meeting of the Indian Cabinet in Delhi and the house arrests of Kashmir's two former chief ministers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2019, with the headline 'How Modi's BJP engineered the dramatic move'. Print Edition | Subscribe