How the BJP-led Indian government engineered dramatic move over Kashmir

Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold the national flag and poster of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shout slogans and distribute sweets as they celebrate the removal of Article 370, in Mumbai, India on Aug 6, 2019.
Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold the national flag and poster of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shout slogans and distribute sweets as they celebrate the removal of Article 370, in Mumbai, India on Aug 6, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BANGALORE - In the morning after the upper house of the Indian parliament voted to revoke the special autonomy of Jammu & 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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