Kashmiris worry about an uncertain future

Many Kashmiri Muslims are concerned what the arrival of outsiders from other Indian states could do to their livelihoods.
Many Kashmiri Muslims are concerned what the arrival of outsiders from other Indian states could do to their livelihoods.PHOTO: AFP

The last time Ms Huma Khan (name changed on request) spoke to her ageing mother in Kashmir was on Sunday.

Based in Delhi, the development professional had heard from her of growing panic and confusion in the state as India sent in troop reinforcements, snapped communication lines, outlawed public gatherings and arrested the state's top leaders, putting in place a complete clampdown.

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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 'Kashmiris worry about an uncertain future'. Subscribe