Saturday, December 7

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Besieged by Indian troops, Kashmir mourns loss of autonomy

Besieged by Indian troops, Kashmir mourns loss of autonomy

Crime, General
Amid a paralyzing curfew for a third day, residents vow to resist India's move to scrap the region's special status. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Ghulam Mohammad Mir, an ambulance driver on the move, has not communicated with his wife and two children since Monday when the authorities imposed an unprecedented clampdown on the disputed region, shutting down internet and mobile phones, barring movement and bundling Kashmiri leaders into jails. But that has not stopped the 42-year-old from carrying expecting mothers and attendants from villages and towns to Kashmir's major Lal Ded maternity hospital in the main city of Srinagar. "Except for Indian troops and their checkpoints, there's nothing visible in the streets. I have been beaten up at several places for helping the pat