India’s government has moved to revoke the part of the constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special status in an unprecedented move likely to spark unrest.
Article 370 is sensitive because it is what guarantees significant autonomy for the Muslim-majority state.
The entire region is disputed between India and Pakistan. Each claim it in full but control only parts of it.
There has been a long-running insurgency on the Indian side.
Thousands of Indian troops had been deployed to the region ahead of the announcement and tourists were told to leave.
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