25 Feb 2020

Many still in prison six months after India crackdown in Kashmir

Special Correspondent and Presenter

While President Trump refused to comment on protests in the Indian capital, he did offer to mediate on the crisis in Kashmir, saying the region had been “a thorn in lots of people’s sides” for a long time.

In August the Indian government effectively took over rule there, with Prime Minister Modi claiming Kashmir would benefit from “economic development” and the “benefits” that the rest of India had. But it led to thousands being imprisoned and a severe lockdown on both people and information. Six months on, the internet ban has been partially lifted, but many of those arrested are still languishing in jail – often very far from home.

Produced by Fahad Shah and filmed by Umer Asif, from Kashmir.