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Kashmir Lockdown So Total That Many Still Don't Know Autonomy Was Revoked

• by Tyler Durden

The region has essentially been cut off from the rest of the country and the outside world, with a security blockade and checkpoints also set up by the military. 

Preceding Monday's unprecedented revocation of the over 50-year old constitutional Article 370 which gave Indian-administered Kashmir special autonomous status, a massive Indian troop surge had been observed entering the country's most restive and politically sensitive Muslim-majority region. 

Monday is also when a broad government-imposed internet, cellphone, and landline services shutdown went into effect, which has lasted all week. Various reports have described an Indian troop surge into the tens of thousands ostensibly to root out Islamic militants, with estimates putting it close to 40,000 additional soldiers deployed