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India plans to ease Kashmir clampdown in next few days


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will lift restrictions on people’s movements and communication links in Kashmir in the next few days, the government said on Friday, responding to criticism of the tightest clampdown in the troubled region in years.

Telephone and internet links were cut and public assembly banned in Kashmir this month just before New Delhi removed the autonomy the Muslim-majority territory enjoyed under the Indian constitution to head off mass protests.

The lockdown of the Kashmir Valley, home to nearly seven million people, has drawn widespread criticism and on Friday, the Supreme Court heard a petition from a ...


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