As the world weighs in on the government’s move on Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution, Lounge listens in to what Kashmiris have to say
Moments before midnight, on 4 August, there was a distressing message from a Kashmiri friend in the valley: “Zinda rahein toh we will reconnect (I will speak to you if I survive)," he said. Over 35,000 troops of the Central Reserve Police Force had been deployed in Kashmir and curfew imposed. Former state chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti had been placed under house arrest. Telephone and internet services were snapped--WhatsApp messages still sit beside a single tick.
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