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A police officer watches Kashmiri men protest following a shootout between police and militants, Srinagar A police officer watches Kashmiri men protest following a shootout between police and militants, Srinagar, India, Sept. 17, 2020 (AP photo by Mukhtar Khan).

After India Revoked Its Autonomy, Kashmir Sees Repression and Militancy Rise

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Editor’s Note: WPR has agreed to publish this article anonymously due to the hostile environment in Kashmir toward independent reporting.

SRINAGAR, India—In July, I joined a group of young men plodding glumly through verdant paddy fields in Bijbehara, a picturesque town tucked inside a network of lofty mountains in the Kashmir Valley. It was the middle of the monsoon season. One of the men was recounting a midnight raid conducted by the Indian Army in a nearby village, Arwani, in August last year. ...

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