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‘Mummy’s girl’: Iltija Mufti defends the legacy of one of Kashmir’s major political families
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The marchers are protesting the lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police placed shipping containers on the road and deployed a large contingent of officers near Jaskool, 8 kilometers 5 miles from the frontier to stop the supporters of the Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, which announced it intended to cross the frontier to help Kashmiris under Indian oppression. India imposed a strict curfew on Aug. The group has a history of attempts to cross the de facto frontier in the last three decades, including once in that ended in violence.
Butt's Clermont Houseboats Specialty Hotel, Srinagar, Kashmir
Towering some metres 1, ft above the Pakistani town of Garhi Habibullah to the west, and the Kashmiri city of Muzaffarabad to the east, Dub Gali looks serene on a cool October morning. Some two dozen shops sit quietly on both sides of a security barrier that marks the border between Kashmir and the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There is nothing to suggest that hordes of militant Pathan tribal warriors who invaded Kashmir exactly 70 years ago to start one of the world's most enduring territorial conflicts actually broke into the region through this very point. Such rumours were natural, coming as they did amid a series of upheavals that shook the princely state of Kashmir when the so-called 3 June Plan was announced. Under the plan, British India, a Hindu-majority colony, was to be partitioned to create the Muslim state of Pakistan.
To impose its writ, the government has had to imprison nearly 80 lakh people in their homes, disconnected from each other and the world. Children play with toy guns near security personnel in Srinagar. Photo: Reuters. It has been more than a month since the announcement in parliament by home minister Amit Shah changed the fate of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and along with it, our collective future too. The government of India has been claiming that it is all for a good cause — development and welfare of the Kashmiri people.