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How India reshaped Kashmir by revoking Article 370

A thinlyveiled attempt to change Kashmir's demography or a step towards better integration: How is India's decision to revoke the state's autonomy a year ago reshaping the region?

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One year ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government surprisingly stripped Jammu and Kashmir — its only Muslim-majority state — of its special autonomous territory status when it repealed Article 370.

The region was split into two federally controlled territories, with political representation taken away from the people of Kashmir and put it into the hands of Delhi.

Read more: Kashmir: A year of lockdown and lost autonomy

The move further strained diplomatic relations with India’s neighbor Pakistan, which has shared the disputed Himalayan territory since it was split between the two countries in 1947.

Journalists look at Pakistan's new political map on a screen

India rejected Pakistan's redrawn map, saying it was "an exercise in political absurdity"

Both countries claim this whole region in its entirety, but govern it only partially. 

Earlier this week, Pakistan released a new offical map showing all of Kashmir as its territory, a move rejected by India.