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War on Democracy in Kashmir

A fter bullets, pellets, and deaths, after curfew, clampdowns on mobile internet and on cable television, the Indian state has further exacerbated the war on people in Kashmir. On the night of 15 July 2016, the police raided, seized and shut down the printing presses of two leading dailies, Rising Kashmir and Greater Kashmir.

The attack on the press is clear proof of the Indian state’s attitude. Indeed, it has a reason to fear the Kashmiri press. The local media has identified all the 43 dead. It has reported that nearly 2,200 persons have been injured so far, and that nearly 100 persons are in a critical state because of pellet wounds to their eyes (DailyO, 16 July 2016). It is this story that the state is zealously trying to gag and kill.

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