What Has Changed In One Year Since Abrogation Of Article 370?

A year ago, the state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two new Union Territories, with one retaining the Jammu and Kashmir name and the other getting the name of the scenic Ladakh region.

Sohil Nikam

August 12, 2020

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On August 5, exactly a year had passed since the Indian Government abrogated Article 370 of its constitution that gave special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. As a result of this, the state was divided into two new Union Territories, with one retaining the Jammu and Kashmir name and the other getting the name of the scenic Ladakh region. A consequence of this was the curbing of most freedoms of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.

A year later, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has gradually improved but things are far from being back to normal. Curfews that were put into place a year ago still remain active, prominent leaders still remain under arrest and internet services are still partially suspended. Earlier this year, the process of slowly delivering internet services was started, but only in the form of 2G connectivity. It was only yesterday, after a nudge by the Supreme Court, that the government decided to restore 4G services in certain areas on a trial basis.

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