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India’s government has moved to scrap parts of the constitution which grant Indian-administered Kashmir significant autonomy.

The disputed territory of Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from Britain.
Both countries claim it as their own and control parts of it.
Indian-administered Kashmir was granted special autonomy that allowed it to function largely without direct interference from New Delhi.
But that has now changed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist led government has revoked the special status.
And sent additional troops to the area and put the region on lockdown.
It’s a move that could have widespread consequences.
So, what’s behind this decision? and does it abide by the longstanding consensus over the territory?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Barkha Dutt – Columnist and Author of ‘This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines’.

Mirza Waheed – Kashmiri Journalist, Novelist and Author of ‘The Book of Gold Leaves’ and ‘Tell Her Everything’.

Victoria Schofield – Writer, Historian and South Asia Affairs Analyst. And Author of ‘Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War’.

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Sandeep chauhan
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Sandeep chauhan

Jajeera is also a fake news chanel when they started with hindu nationalist party…

4-UP
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4-UP

Kashmir, use VPN's for communication[the govt cant block or firewall VPN's](im just saying🤷)

4-UP
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4-UP

Martial Law forsure

Ganesh Ojha
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Ganesh Ojha

pro islamic media supporting pro pakistani protesters?
Har Har Modi
Jai Hind

Aditya Pant
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Aditya Pant

Is it in the Geneva Convention to pelt stones on soldiers? @aljazeera

A.B. Anand
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A.B. Anand

Article 370 was a temporary provision it has been removed. What is the problem ??

Ashok Yadav
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Ashok Yadav

You f**** propagandists… you are doing an excellent job

Ankit choudhary
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Ankit choudhary

Govinda ji kya kr rhe ho yaha?

Amol Agnihotri
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Amol Agnihotri

Propaganda channel

Amit Kumar
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Amit Kumar

Religious states are teaching a secular state why it’s not letting another religious state emerge

Ajay Karthi
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Ajay Karthi

vaiko ha ha ha

Sayeed Husain
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Sayeed Husain

Kashmir is not part of India and Pakistan it should be independent state, Kashmiries will decide what they want not the government of India and Pakistan. Stop brutality in Kashmir as Indians already facing problem all over the world and Indians sitting in their home in India and are very happy with the sufferings of Kashmiries, just have a look in your economy. India has highest unemployment in this region and more disaster are ahead. India will no more considered as a secular democratic state as it is now lead by Hindu communal party. See the history when Rome was… Read more »

Akshat Kapoor
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Akshat Kapoor

Narrative before fact. Time will unravel the bias and prove that all this was bs. The curfew is preventive because we know such big decision should not result in bloodshed and so far no casualties in the valley. They speak of jammu and Kashmir and ignore ladakh and jammu. Well, the decision is irrevocable, your propaganda will not work. When Pak created Gilgit Baltistan then there was no news report. When the CPEC project was initiated, there was no international uproar. While you have freedom of speech, your opinions are irrelevant.

noman khan
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noman khan

is pakistan wants a peace of land or truely support the interest of Kashmir peoples,,?

Chris Grey
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Chris Grey

very good debate, the presenter was awful though, good to see what is really happening in the world

Md.Shahinur Rahman
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Md.Shahinur Rahman

If 370 was abolished then Kashmir is an independent country, India was occupied by 370. Article 370 canceled .
If one country contracts with another country. And if it is canceled, one country does not belong to another country. So Kashmir is an independent country. I want say that, now Kashmir is an independent country.

AmAnDeEp BiShNoI
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AmAnDeEp BiShNoI

Big laugh 🤣🤣 on your fake reporting..!! Is this a news channel or B- grade comedy show ..!!!

Babu Devala
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Babu Devala

you are not even having the common sense. Go through the Kashmir history. and check it to whom it belongs to.

SREENIVASULA REDDY
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SREENIVASULA REDDY

I am watching this just for fun Barka Dutt speaking about no freedom in Kashmir and speaking about everything against IndiaIf Congress comes into power in India and if rules India for next 50 years(if Congress win in future) then there will be no Hindus in India and no freedom no democracyI thought if Hindus don't unite there might be possible that in next 100 years our religion will be disappeared slowlyI am requesting every Indian here please vote for BJP in every election Atleast we should vote for MP seats for BJPBE with BJP to protect our India and… Read more »

ಗೌಡ್ರ ಹುಡ್ಗಾ
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ಗೌಡ್ರ ಹುಡ್ಗಾ

kashmir belongs to kashmir pandith not muslums .

Siddhartha Mahajan
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Siddhartha Mahajan

If Internet is blocked in Kashmir then how come Mufti and Abdullah are tweeting? Contradicting…….

Imran Khan
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Imran Khan

Dislike means truth is hard to watch

Muhammad Adnan
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Muhammad Adnan

Al Jazeera is the best news channel in the world.

It shows worlds real and true news. If Al Jazeera English news channel spread these truth in the world then might be Jammu Kashmir's people get freedom from India. Al Jazeera should force the Indian Government to go back from Kashmir. India should get back it's curfew. Best of luck.
Millions of people will get freedom by help of Al Jazeera English news channel.

Pawadesh Devarmani
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Pawadesh Devarmani

Let Kashmir under curfew for another 6monyhs. Then they will understand the meaning of real freedom they had before revoking art 370

pinku pradhan
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pinku pradhan

Good Guns in the hand of Indian army. When will they use them to take back POK from Pakistan?

Anonymous Visitor
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Anonymous Visitor

So many Dislike only in Al-Jazeera……….channel dominated by Katvaaas. Katvaaas who marry their sisters. Funny MFs.

Zaheer Mahmood
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Zaheer Mahmood

إن دولتي كشمير تريد حق تقرير المصير كما وعد مجلس الأمن التابع للأمم المتحدة

صدر القرار 47 في 21 أبريل 1948. لا رصاصة ولكن الباليه.

Parthiban Ravindran
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Parthiban Ravindran

Very shallow, one sided biased show. After your are Al Jazeera is the puppet of it's own monarch. The irony is it is trying to reach India lessons on democracy. 😀😂😀

Aloof! lisa
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Aloof! lisa

Islamic nations lecturing other democratic countries wow
Lol

Javed Iqbal
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Javed Iqbal

kashmir is disputed area in the world stop indian brutallities in occuped indian kashmir.

Mr. V
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Mr. V

Hawala operations results show the true faces of mehbooba mufti,lolz.

Mr. V
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Mr. V

Check BBC news, thats non muslim and non hindu, but the news supports India, i wonder why coz its the truth.

Kirk Steele
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Kirk Steele

Have the leaders of the world gone MAD..they seem lost..in that case we should rip OUR garments and PLEAD with the Lord TO have mercy on the oppressed and redeem us from our oppressors..🐑🐑🐑 THE beast is crying out like a child over spilled milk
(BIRTH PANGS.) REVELATIONS.

Nick Ross
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Nick Ross

Reporters Without Borders ranks Qatar at 125th place out of 180 in its World Press Freedom Index. Al Jazeera is well-known for its biased reporting in favor of the Muslim brotherhood.

RE-BUILD UNITED
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RE-BUILD UNITED

I have no problems with India and indian people but modi I think he had problem in his young life that's why he's doing this or he was born different like a animal.

Naren Sharma
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Naren Sharma

Hi AL JAZZEEA.Just wanted to ask if you Funded partly or completely by terrorist organisations??

Ze n
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Ze n

Awww, poor buthurt hindu extremists in comments below can't stand anyone exposing their hateful ideology to the whole world. They don't want the world to know that deep inside they all desire to wipe out entire Muslim population of India …well too late, everyone knows who you are!

Ashish Trivedi
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Ashish Trivedi

Aljazeera itself has and also portraying very bizarre view of JNK..grow up kids!

RED EAGLE
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RED EAGLE

Al jazeera thanks for covering Kashmir issue
Kashmir will be pakistan inshaAllah 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰✊✊✊✊