What's behind the decision to revoke the status of Indian administered Kashmir? | Inside Story

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What's behind the decision to revoke the status of Indian administered Kashmir? | Inside Story 2
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


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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💬 Comments on the video

His face looks like paid beggers...who are suffering from lack of money....😂😁😜

Author — Amrit Tewary


Qatar? Doesn't that state qualify as a monarchy, with all men in what is declared to be the women's council?

Author — Superwoman 2


These are people who know nothing about the whole story and talk here simple BS

Author — Alur Nataraj


Democracy in Qatar and Barkha speaking for New Delhi, two irony in one video😂😂

Author — Abhishek Aditya


Kashmir is just 25 % of J&K
. WHY would ladakh and jammu suffers for kashmir...

Author — ranjan bikas


Britain should worry about Brexit and not Kashmir.

Author — yogiyogiinfy


Oh ya, it's Al Jazeera after should I say anything more ? 😂

Author — Akshay M


The report is inaccurate. Kashmir's accession to India was unconditional, contrary to what the report says.

Author — S K


Article 370 in NOT introduced in 1948. Fake news.

Author — Sunny Dhabhai


Irony .... A Middle East channel talking about democracy, Supported by Brits Who have been the root cause for all these.
Talking to Barkha Dutt ... LOL

LOL ...

Author — Pinaki Chakraborty


when Kashmir goes back to historic...dont take 80 years....Take 400 - 800 years back

Author — Kris vel


Bhosadi boorka doot...chootni, traitor of India

Author — mithilesh verma


Autonomy was not part of acessation. The article is accesation was signed on 27 Oct 1947 and it's wording was same as all other princely states.
The autonomy through Article 370 was granted in 1954 as a special arrangement.

Author — Nitin Bhasin


Inside Story: no democracy in Qatar, will this change?

Author — Belwinder Luthra


Why don't you call 6 one-sided guests then you can make India look twice as bad ! :)

Author — Tuvikshatra Tantrin


These 4 haven't spent single penny of their livelihood on Kashmiris, instead they have made fortunes by just lamely talking about it. And they want to support any cause. This is the irony.
Kashmiris biggest issue is there is no representation with whom they can trust.
Hope Modi government builds that's bridge through which Kashmiris grow and get better livelihood, like the developing parts of the world.

Author — Lovelifenothate T


I have to say this London guy (cartoon Mirza Waheed) is smear Chootiya 😂
Haan mdhchd Jo tum log krte wo to sab legal hota h na!

Author — Roby


And talking about change of demographics is going on. What happened in the 90s with Kashmiri pandits? Who started changing the demographics? Why cry now?

Author — gaurav rana


Such a knowledge-less far far from the reality.
Dream land teaming up with religious news tv channel.

How many ever times they become fools in the world, they still return further strong with more foolishness 😎😎

Author — రా సైనికా!!!! జనసేనాని తో!!!!!


Negative minded people always says negative....no good expected from these journalists....