India Says Easing Kashmir Restrictions 'in Phased Manner'

India's government said Tuesday it is easing its lockdown in Kashmir in a "phased manner" after cutting phone and internet access for over a week to prevent protests over its decision to end the Himalayan region's autonomy.Fearing unrest, India cut communications and imposed a curfew in the sector of Kashmir it controls on August 4, a day before its surprise presidential decree to strip the Muslim-majority region of its special status.An Indian Home Ministry spokesperson said on Twitter that the restrictions "are being eased out in a phased manner" in...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 13 August

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