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Queues form in Srinagar as cut-off Kashmiris face growing food shortages

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India’s only Muslim-majority state fears a miserable Eid as lockdown continues.People in Indian-administered Kashmir face spending the Eid religious holiday under curfew, hungry and unable to contact friends and relatives, with food shortages in locked-down urban areas.Queues formed at cash machines and food shops yesterday as officials announced an easing of restrictions that have prevented millions from leaving their homes for almost a week. It followed major protests on Friday that reportedly saw at least 10,000 people take to the streets of Srinagar to demonstrate against Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for India’s only Muslim-majority state. Police reportedly responded with tear gas and rubber pellets to disperse the protest – the largest to take place since the state was placed under an unprecedented communications blackout last week. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/10/kashmir-protests-india-curfew

Author : Rebecca Ratcliffe Delhi Shah Meer Baloch Islamabad

Publish date : 2019-08-10 17:19:24

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