Telephone and internet links were cut and public assembly banned in Kashmir just before New Delhi removed the decades-old autonomy the Muslim majority territory enjoyed under the Indian constitution.
In an Independence Day speech, Narendra Modi defended his government's controversial measure to strip India-administered Kashmir of its statehood and constitutional autonomy.
Governor Satya Pal Malik told Times of India restrictions on movement in the Muslim-majority region will be relaxed after Thursday. A communications blackout imposed by New Delhi after stripping Kashmir of constitutional autonomy will continue.
The move by India blocks the right of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to frame its own laws and allows non-residents to buy property there.
All communications and the internet remain cut off for the eighth day. The security lockdown is apparently aimed at avoiding a backlash to the Indian government stripping the only Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.
With public mobile, landline telephone and internet connections still severed by the authorities in most of India-administered Jammu and Kashmir, many are still struggling to make contact with relatives to plan their Eid al Adha holiday.
Kashmiris are yet to come to terms with the loss of their autonomy as India maintains a stranglehold over the besieged population by cutting all communication lines.
The singer behind a popular resistance song Jaago says both Indians and Pakistanis have used Kashmir for their own purpose.
India just revoked a law that allowed Kashmir to make its own laws and keep non-Kashmiris from buying property in India-administered Kashmir. Is New Delhi emulating Israel’s policy towards Palestine?
The Indian government's measures to bring Kashmir under direct rule by New Delhi attempts to erase the Kashmiri political identity and will inflame an already simmering resistance.
Critics say presidential order, that came amid uproar in Parliament as well as a huge troop surge and phone and internet suspension in the restive valley, aims to change the disputed region's Muslim-majority demographics.
Islamabad says illegal cluster bombs, that emit deadly exploding shrapnel and are prohibited under the Geneva Convention, killed two civilians and wounded 11 others in its portion of disputed Kashmir, a claim India denies.
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