In pictures: Situation in occupied Kashmir uncertain as India scraps special status
An indefinite security lockdown is in place in the Indian-occupied portion of divided Kashmir.
With an indefinite security lockdown in place in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and elected representatives under house arrest, India’s ruling party on Monday revoked the special constitutional status of occupied Kashmir through a rushed presidential order.
With the special status repealed, people from the rest of India will now have the right to acquire property in occupied Kashmir and settle there permanently. Kashmiris fear this will lead to a demographic transformation of region from majority Muslim to majority Hindu.
Meanwhile, rallies were held in Pakistani cities in solidarity with the people of IoK.