After stripping Kashmir of its special status, Delhi arrested thousands and imposed a communications blackout. But a senior figure in the ruling BJP tells DW's Conflict Zone it's wrong to call the action a "lockdown."
Human rights groups have criticized New Delhi's actions in Kashmir, including mass arrests after its recent crackdown. DW's Conflict Zone asks a vice president in the governing BJP how these moves fit with democracy.
Critical voices are growing louder in India following PM Modi's decision to scrap Kashmir's autonomy. Shashi Tharoor, an opposition lawmaker, spoke to DW's Asia head, Debarati Guha, about human rights in India.
The fourth phase of Indian elections has seen a low turnout in parts of Kashmir after separatist groups called for a boycott. Experts say the voting trend shows people's disillusionment with the political process.
India-administered Kashmir is again in the grip of violence, as protesters clash with security forces. New Delhi claims Pakistan is fueling terrorism in the area, but some say PM Modi's Kashmir strategy is to blame.
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