50,000 landline phones restored in Kashmir, schools to reopen Monday
India eases some curbs in occupied Kashmir
[DAWN] Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it
Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
e on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi removed the region's special status on August 5.
The moves came even as there were celebrations and protests by Kashmiris opposed to the Indian policy in Srinagar on Friday night. The celebrations were to mark the first United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
Security Council meeting about the Kashmir issue for about five decades.
Two police officials and a series of eyewitnesses told Rooters that demonstrations and celebrations took place in various parts of Srinagar.
a woman is only as old as she admits...
the number of incidents of local residents pelting security forces with stones were low compared with recent days, said a security official who toured Srinagar in the morning.
A witness said that hundreds marched in the Rajouri Kadal area of Srinagar and they also let off some fire crackers. They shouted pro-Pak and anti-India slogans during the celebrations, two witnesses said.
For the first time since the Indian government revoked occupied Kashmir's rights to set some of its own laws, police vans didn't announce imposition of a virtual curfew in Srinagar.
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