Indien trennt Jammu und Kaschmir trotz massiver Proteste
October 31, 2019 -
Indien had formell die Staaten Jammu und Kaschmir in zwei neue, föderal-verwaltete Territorien aufgeteilt und erwartet damit die Unruheregion endlich in den Griff zu bekommen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government withdrew Kashmir’s autonomy in August but in addition it also announced the division of the state into two territories to be directly ruled from New Delhi — one consisting of Jammu and Kashmir and the other the remote Buddhist enclave of Ladakh.
In advance of the move, it poured thousands of more troops into the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley - where fighting against the Indian rule has been continuing for decades - and made sweeping arrests to prevent any outbreak of violence.
The government also imposed severe restrictions on travel and cut telephone and internet lines. Some measures have been scaled back but a security lockdown is still largely in place and broadband and mobile internet connections remain unavailable to most Kashmiris.
India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir in full, but control only parts of it.
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