India has tightened the chokehold on Kashmiri journalists by deploying methods such as questioning at counterinsurgency centres, arbitrary arrests and invoking of anti-terror law.
India's communication blockade on the back of its revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status has forced several journalists into odd jobs.
Kashmiri women bear some of the heaviest loads after India's lockdown.
Many Kashmiris TRT World spoke to allege Indian police and paramilitary forces are picking up young men and teenagers in midnight raids and subjecting them to custodial torture.
Kashmir's most restless region has been kept relatively calm since India revoked the region's autonomous status. Residents say that the anger will bubble over at any moment.
Kashmir is one of the most militarised regions in the world. As it holds elections in three phases to avoid potential clashes, some soldier-guarded polling stations are recording as few as 25 people turning up to vote.
In New Delhi’s push to quell the popular armed resistance, blowing up houses and shops has become the norm in India-administered Kashmir.
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