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Lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, China and Pakistan’s response, Sushma Swaraj
With Jammu and Kashmir under security lockdown, there has been a shutdown of communication with limited information going or out of the Valley. Are the sentiments of a “new dawn” and new Kashmir shared by the people of the erstwhile state? What is the situation on ground? Muzamil Jaleel, who reports on Jammu and Kashmir for the Indian Express and was in Srinagar when the move was announced, details the lockdown and how Kashmiris have reacted to the move. Next, we discuss reactions from the global community. Shubhajit Roy, who reports on matters of foreign affairs for the Indian Express, discusses how countries like China, Pakistan and the UAE have responded to the move and whether Imran Khan’s threat to take the issue to the UN will hold any heft. Last, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has passed away after suffering a cardiac attack on Tuesday night.
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