Earlier today, Home Minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution would be abrogated.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir will now be bifurcated into two union territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. As tensions increase in the country, the population finds itself increasingly conflicted about the issue, as some celebrate the news and some reprimand it.
Here is how international media have viewed the growing tensions in the country.
1. The New York Times
The Indian government says it plans to remove the special status of Kashmir, a disputed mountainous region along the India-Pakistan border. A sense of panic has spread across Kashmir as millions of residents woke up Monday to deserted streets. https://t.co/VmRM0kIkue— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 5, 2019
2. The Washington Post
India revokes the special constitutional status of Kashmir, a move that risks deepening the deteriorating security situation in the disputed region https://t.co/0bfOHL6NJK— Bloomberg (@business) August 5, 2019
4. The Huffington Post
5. BBC News
Indian government announces plans to revoke special status for Indian-administered Kashmir – amid massive protests https://t.co/5Hy8W36ATB— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 5, 2019
8. Gulf News
#BreakingNews: India abolishes Kashmir special status in constitution by presidential decree. https://t.co/wP7dSsmIcq— Gulf News (@gulf_news) August 5, 2019
9. Al Jazeera
India abolishes Article 370 of the constitution that gives special autonomy to Kashmir https://t.co/LaDrGjtUQT pic.twitter.com/KCRNvzTnI0— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 5, 2019