Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
Meanwhile, former Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was detained in state capital Srinagar under the Public Safety Act, a special law that allows detention for up to two years without trial.
Even if the disputed region were to become a Shangri-La, it would be a Shangri-La manufactured by India with sheer military force and money.
Authorities in India-administered Kashmir arrested nearly 4,000 people since scrapping the region's limited autonomy last month, government data accessed by Reuters shows.
In late August TRT World spoke to Shehla Rashid, a pro-India politician with the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, who has criticised India's revocation of Kashmir's autonomous status. Today, New Delhi police filed multiple cases against her.
India has managed to build a powerful, culturally acceptable, image abroad over the last half-century. Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi inadvertently tearing that down?
Tensions soared in India-administered Kashmir after New Delhi scrapped the region's autonomy, cut phone and internet access, placed curbs on movement and arrested thousands, a move dubbed "illegal annexation" by activists and neighbouring Pakistan.
A lockdown imposed by Indian officials has forced tourists away, killing off a lifeblood industry for millions in the disputed region.
How the India-Pakistan feud has played out on Twitter.
Both small and large businesses in Jammu and Kashmir are facing near irreversible losses since the government of India changed the disputed region's autonomy, accompanied with a clampdown.
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.
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.
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