India removes Kashmir's autonomy through Article 370 - News Review

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India removes Kashmir's autonomy through Article 370 - News Review 4.5

India has revoked Article 370, which gives Kashmir autonomy and special status including being able to make laws. Learn the English to talk about this news story in this free English class.

The story
The Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, is expected to place his resolution abrogating Article 370, which confers special status on the state of Jammu and Kashmir, before the lower house of the Indian parliament later today.

Key words and phrases
removes (something's) position or status

• The government strips corrupt politicians of their authority.
• After the drug test came back positive, the athlete was stripped of her medal.

in one fell swoop
all at once

• The surprise police raid caught all of the thieves in one fell swoop.
• I'd rather do all my cleaning in one fell swoop than space it out over the week.

serious, worrying and without hope

• The economic report came to a grim conclusion. A recession would come soon.
• Do you still want to go to the beach today? The weather looks so grim!

Language challenge

Which of these means 'formally end a law, treaty or custom'?
a) abrogate
b) enact
c) sanction

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💬 Comments on the video

Can BBC make an episode on British occupied Northern Ireland.?

Author — TJ


It is complete "integration" to democratic india

Author — Krunal Parmar


BBC :: just trying to say we britan could have handled the situation more promisingly...

Rest of INDIA::: thank you for your 200 yrs of screwing us..

Author — Vamsi Krishna


GOOD THING IS RIGHT TO EDUCATION, protection of woman, Investment jobs, tourism will flourish in the valley & more progress than Pakistan. Like Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh which is now cyberabad ♥️🙏🏻✨

Author — Nick J


Hello, map shown in thumbnail is incorrect, it does not represent complete kashmir.
Update it

Author — Abhishek Singh


I think BBC should make a video on British Administered Ireland

Author — Keshav Joshi


Wrong map of India in the thumbnail!!
So disliked

Author — सुनैंना जैंन


If Brexit happens, in one fell swoop the European Union will strip UK grim administration

Author — Villalón Atletismo


Hey England.. Your occupation of North Ireland and Scotland is illegal. Let’s talk about that

Author — Chinmay Nayak


I learned 3 expressions in one fell swoop:)))) Thank you.

Author — nguyen tho


What happened to Dan's face? Hope he's alright... He's such a lovely person. Take good care Mr!

Author — Emily Grage


I love it when you tell us about your personal anecdotes 😊

Author — Mamy Mimma


Really interesting topic, special Thank to Catherine for her helpful explanations

Author — anthony druelles


Thank you for sharing with us your knowledge about the English language. Keep going the good work. Very much obliged to you all.. Thank you 🙇

Author — Marco italia Roma


Dan, you are a funny guy. I love your sense of humor.

Author — Roseli Lopes


I ussualy do several tasks from my teacher in one fell swoop.

Author — Rafli 69


They dont knows about the actual condition in jk

Author — Sachin Pawar


I clicked for article 13 but it is saying the definition of strips

Strips means uncover..

Author — Abhinash majhi


I wish to learn English in one fell sweep 1

Author — N K


Look at the cunningness of the fox. Wrapping the poison pill into sugar.

Author — A. M.