Indian paramilitary forces used tear gas and fired pellet guns at protesters, injuring at least 12 people
Jammu and Kashmir’s status as an autonomous state in the Indian union changed overnight as its citizens were kept under a complete lock down with all means of communication shut.
Hundreds of party members and activists protested in New Delhi and other parts of the country against the BJP government’s decision to abrogate a constitutional provision that protected the autonomy of the State of Jammu and Kashmir
Following heavy military deployment, the arrest of political leaders and a communications crackdown, the far-right Indian government introduced provisions in parliament to destroy the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir and break up the State
Residents came out on to the streets against cordon and search operations by the Indian security forces. The police and the army used live fire, shotguns and pellet guns against the civilian protesters