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

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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


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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Kashmir is a disputed territory? 😂 😂 Then why does india have the instrument of accession signed by maharaja hari singh of kashmir? 😂 😂 Sitting in london, reading british news this mulla thinks he knows whats going on in kashmir.. 😂 😂 Thats the sort of guests they invite.. 😂

Author — RitzZy Channel


Bogus debate... Al zazira is islamic.

They completely ignored the fact....That union territory status of kashmir is temporary. They will be converted to a state later.

Then they will be allowed to make their own laws based on humanitarian morals. But not on islamic principles.

This was clearly mentioned in parliament while presenting the bill.

Author — Atulya Thakur


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

Author — Amrit Tewary


They don't even know the ABC of what's they were discussing.. lol.. Empty vessels 🤣

Author — Kaushik Sarma


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

Author — Abhishek Aditya


Article 370 in NOT introduced in 1948. Fake news.

Author — Sunny Dhabhai


Act 370 is a temporary agreement . Give full information

Author — Captain Jack Sparrow \m/


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


Islamic nations lecturing other democratic countries wow

Author — Aloof! lisa


Britain should worry about Brexit and not Kashmir.

Author — yogiyogiinfy


The British lady is so funny. She is complaining that allowing others to buy land is bad and unethical. May be they should implement the law to disallow outsiders from buying property in London and watch her home and city go down the drain.

Author — Abhishek Sharma


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

Author — Tuvikshatra Tantrin


Once again @aljazeera has shown its bias by not a single mention of Kashmiri Pandits.

Author — Hemant Rajan Naidu


Kashmiris should be allowed their own voice in a UN supervised vote whether to vote for independence or attachment to India/Pakistan

Author — Dr.Mustafa Rahim


All these protests in Pakistan and Bangladesh make it even sweeter. :D

Author — Jain Varghese


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


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

Author — S K


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

Author — Sandeep chauhan


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

Author — ranjan bikas