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Kashmir leaders under house arrest as unrest grows

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 13:31

Kashmir leaders under house arrest as unrest grows

Top politicians in Indian-administered Kashmir have been put under house arrest, days after thousands of troops were deployed to the disputed region. Public meetings have been banned and reports say mobile networks and the internet have been restricted. Last week authorities also ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave, citing a “terror threat” against an annual pilgrimage to a major shrine. It is unclear what is behind the latest moves, which have stoked tensions. It was in the early hours of Monday that two former chief ministers of Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were placed under house arrest.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 13:31